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'Peaky Blinders' Fans Will Love New TV Drama 'The Liberties'

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'Peaky Blinders' Fans Will Love New TV Drama 'The Liberties'

Peaky Blinders fans, assemble!

There's a new drama on its way called The Liberties and if you love Peaky Blinders, it's definitely one for you.

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While it's not scheduled for telly just yet, production company Greenhorn Films along with 925 Productions and Failsafe Films have released a concept teaser clip.

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This is to establish whether there would be public interest in the drama and to try and get some backing to move it along to the next step in production.

It's set in Dublin, in the 19th century and follows three siblings, William, Mary and Pondersbury Kelly, as they explore their links to professional boxer, Dan Donnelly - the first Irish-born heavyweight champ.

It's set in Dublin, in the 19th century and has been compared to 'Peaky Blinders' (Credit: Greenhorn Films)
It's set in Dublin, in the 19th century and has been compared to 'Peaky Blinders' (Credit: Greenhorn Films)

Moe Dunford (known for his role in Vikings) plays Donnelly, alongside Danielle Galligan, Lochlainn O'Mearain, Richard Kiely, Tadhg Murphy and Catherine Walker.

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The show is co-written by Brian Durnin, Gary Duggan and Pierce Ryan.

"[Donnelly's] unlikely partnership with William leads to success that, again and again, neither man can hold onto for very long," reads the official synopsis.

"We are also introduced to Peg Plunkett, the most infamous madam of the era.

"In a male-dominated society, William's sister, Mary, becomes gradually affiliated with Peg's business in an effort to wrestle back some autonomy and power for herself."

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The team hope to pitch to broadcasters soon (Credit: Greenhorn Films)
The team hope to pitch to broadcasters soon (Credit: Greenhorn Films)

The show has also been compared to Gangs of New York - so we're expecting very good things from this one.

Executive Producer Laura McNicholas explained the crew are hoping to pitch to broadcasters soon, with filming expected to begin in 2021 - although of course, this could change depending on the COVID-19 situation.

Reported by Scannain, Laura said in a statement: "In developing The Liberties as a TV drama we are really interested in looking at a period of Irish history that is often overlooked.

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"Dublin in 1815 is dealing with the aftermath of the 1798 rebellions - it has lost its parliament and is now the second city in the British Empire - we want to know how that feels.

Eventually they hope to roll out three seasons (Credit: Greenhorn Films)
Eventually they hope to roll out three seasons (Credit: Greenhorn Films)

"Boxer Dan Donnelly, the young lawyer and politician Daniel O'Connell, aristocrat siblings Captain William and Mary Kelly and self-made business-woman and madam Peg Plunkett drive the series which will roll out over three seasons.

"These characters will be present in each season and each season will focus on a different aspect of life in Dublin: Season 1) The Ballad of Handsome Dan, season 2) The Oldest Profession and season 3) The Great Emancipator."

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Someone needs to snap this up ASAP!

Featured Image Credit: Greenhorn Films

Topics: Film News, TV and Film, Peaky Blinders

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