Sky orders comedy-drama about Hollywood production in small town Ireland, from Chris O’Dowd

L-R: Christina Hendricks & Paddy Considine

European pay-TV giant Sky has commissioned Small Town, Big Story, a new original comedy-drama for the UK & Ireland, created and directed by Moone Boy’s Chris O’Dowd.

Produced by Playground and FilmNation Entertainment, tin association with Sky Studios, the six-part series is expected to launch on Sky and streaming service Now in the UK & Ireland next year.

Chris O’Dowd

Small Town, Big Story is set in the fictional town of Drumbán, a rural village of rattled misfits on the border of Ireland and another world, and follows what happens when a Hollywood production rolls into town and throws the spotlight on a secret that’s been kept hidden since the eve of the Millennium.

Christina Hendricks (Good Girls, Mad Men) stars as Wendy Patterson, a local girl done good as a hot-shot television producer, who returns to her hometown from Los Angeles with a Hollywood production in tow. Paddy Considine (House Of The Dragon) also stars as Drumbán’s local doctor and pillar of the community Seamus Proctor.

Executive producing the series are Colin Callender and Scott Huff for Playground, Stefanie Berk and Milan Popelka for FilmNation Entertainment, and Alex Moody for Sky Studios. Hendricks and O’Dowd are also executive producers, while Liz Gill is series producer and directors include O’Dowd, Catherine Morshead as well as Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman.

NBCUniversal Global Distribution handle international sales of the series on behalf of Sky Studios.

When announcing the series, Sky highlighted that the series is an Equity production, filmed in the UK & Ireland and that all cast agreements are compliant with SAG-AFTRA rules and conditions, and were contracted pre-strike.

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