WATCH: TG4 Launch New Musical Comedy Drama
Last night saw the launch of TG4's brand new show Eipic, which airs every Thursday for the next five weeks.
It marked a new venture for Irish TV as it's the first post-watershed drama for teens set and produced here. It's written by Mike O'Leary, from Cork, who also wrote the hugely popular show Misfits, on E4.
It's a musical comedy drama centring on five rural teenagers who take over their local abandoned post office to start a musical revolution.
Writer Mike O’Leary said, “Youth television - if we can even call it that anymore, has seen some ground-breaking and genre-defining work emerge in the last few years on the other side of the Irish Sea. The canon was crying out for a show with a uniquely Irish twist on this most universal of stories - growing up."
He continued, "While authentic, real and wild were the guiding principles in creating the world of EIPIC, I always had this one concept at the back of my mind: this should look like TV drama penned by Flann O'Brien on the Monday after Electric Picnic.”
We've been given a sneak peak at episode two, which air on Thursday (11th) on TG4 at 10pm.
Learn more about one of the key characters Mona here:
Watch the trailer here:
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