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Michael Smiley Joins Hulu’s Dark Comedy Drama ‘Obituary’

Michael Smiley (Bad Sisters) has boarded Hulu’s new Irish dark comedy-crime drama titled “Obituary.”  APC Studios UK and Irish independent production company Tua Films (aka Magamedia) are co-producing the series which will release exclusively in the United States on Hulu and on RTÉ in Ireland.

Irish TV and theatre actress Siobhán Cullen (The Dry, The Long Call) stars as Elvira Clancy, an obituarist working at a small-town newspaper, who suddenly finds herself being paid by the obituary due to cuts.   When she ‘accidentally’ kills a nasty piece of work in the town, she discovers she might have an untapped bloodlust and starts relishing using crafty methods to kill off the town’s unpleasant residents.

Ronan Raftery (The Rook), Danielle Galligan (Shadow and Bone) and David Ganly (Moon Knight) also star.

The six-part series is written by Irish scriptwriter Ray Lawlor (Le Ceangal), directed by John Hayes (Dublin MurdersBancroft) and produced by Nell Green (The OutfitThe Undeclared War).

APC Studios’ Laurent Boissel and Magamedia’s Paddy Hayes are executive producers of the series which is being made in association with Fís Éireann/ Screen Ireland, BAI and The Wrap Fund.

The show has started principal photography in Ireland and will exclusively premiere on Hulu in the U.S. later that year.  Disney+ international release date details have not been announced yet.

Smiley’s credits include the BBC’s Bloodlands and Apple TV+ hit Bad Sisters.

Source: Deadline

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