EXCLUSIVE: Here’s a trailer for Hulu and RTÉ’s upcoming dark comedy-drama Obituary from the producer of the BBC’s Wolf.
Filmed and set in Ireland, the show follows Elvira Clancy, who is feeling a little unfulfilled, although she adores her new job writing obituaries. But when her newspaper falls on hard times and her boss cuts her salary, she finds herself being paid per obituary overnight. When she “accidentally” kills a nasty piece of work in the town, she discovers she might have a previously untapped bloodlust.
Obituary is led by Siobhán Cullen (The Dry) opposite Bad Sisters star Michael Smiley, Ronan Raftery, Danielle Galligan and David Ganly. The six-parter is written by award-winning Irish scriptwriter Ray Lawlor, lead directed by John Hayes with Oonagh Kearney directing second block and Nell Green producing.
Obituary is produced by Wolf indie APC with Ireland’s Magamedia. It will debut on RTÉ on September 26 and Hulu later this year, while APC will sell at Mipcom Cannes.
“We are immensely proud to be bringing this unique piece of television to Irish and American audiences before rolling Obituary out globally,” said EPs Laurent Boissel and Paddy Hayes.