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book to screen The Dublin Trilogy books are getting a TV adaptation


Chris Addison (Photo: Ian West/PA Wire)

Chris Addison (Photo: Ian West/PA Wire)

Chris Addison (Photo: Ian West/PA Wire)

Caimh McDonnell’s popular book series ‘The Dublin Trilogy’ is being adapted for television by Veep actor Chris Addison.

The British actor is teaming up with production company Avalon to bring the novels to life. Avalon previously acquired the rights to the books and is the team behind the FX comedy Breeders, which was co-created by Addison, Simon Blackwell, and Martin Freeman.

The Dublin Trilogy currently comprises of four books - the three original novels A Man With One of Those Faces, The Day That Never Comes and Last Orders, and a prequel set eighteen years before the events of the original series, Angels in the Moonlight.

A sequel, Dead Man’s Sins, is set to be published on June 15th.

The books, described as “brilliant comedic thrillers” by The Irish Post, are all set in Dublin and revolve around crime investigating trio Paul Mulchrone, Brigit Conroy, and Bunny McGarry.

A Man With One of Those Faces tells the story of what happens to Paul when a simple case of mistaken identity leads him into a complicated web of intrigue in which people keep trying to kill him. The only people willing to help him are Brigit, a crime-obsessed nurse, and Bunny, an unconventional old-school copper.

Speaking of the new series, McDonnell told Deadline: “I’m thrilled to be working with both Avalon and Chris.

“Breeders, which they made for Sky, is one of my favourite shows of the past few years and Taskmaster got me through at least one of the lockdowns.

“I’m particularly delighted to be working with Chris as we’re both grizzled veterans of the comedy circuit and I’ve long been a big fan of his brilliant live shows. I know Bunny and the rest of the gang are in very safe hands.”

There are no details yet surrounding casting or when the series will go into production.

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