The good news just keeps on flowing for Irish film and TV directors, with the word that Listowel’s Gerard Barrett has done a deal with FX and Fox for a new TV drama.
Irish film-making was again at the centre of a good news story today, when it was confirmed that Listowel-born writer and director Gerard Barrett has sold his hour-long drama Honey to FX and Fox.
The story, which is still in development, is set in the world of corporate espionage.
Barrett is one of the most exciting young talents in Irish cinema in years. At just 29 years of age, he already has a strong of achievements to his name. A graduate of Tralee IT, where he studied Film, TV and Media, he was a mere stripling of 25 when he won the coveted Rising Star Award at the 10th Irish Film & Television Awards, for his 2012 debut, Pilgrim Hill. The follow-up Glassland (2014) starred Jack Reynor and Toni Colette.
Speaking about the deal with FX and Fox, he said: "I’m beyond excited and honoured to work with the most talented and ambitious people in television drama. Look at the shows FX have produced recently, Fargo, The Americans and Sons Of Anarchy to name but a few.
"I can’t wait to go on this journey with FX and bring Honey to life in a bold and ambitious manner with the collaboration of their incredible creative and productions teams."
Barrett’s other films include Brain on Fire (2015), which was shot in New York City and Canada. Based on the book of same name, it starred Chloë Grace Moretz and Charlize Theron.
He wrote a three-part television mini-series Smalltown which starred Pat Shortt and was broadcast by TV3, in September 2016.