- Film & TV
- 25 Aug 22
Exciting new programames will put Irish talent in the forefront.
RTÉ's new season will feature new Irish drama, factual series, entertainment, music & comedy, sport, arts and culture, Irish language series, young peoples' programmes, and news and current affairs. These exciting new programmes will place Irish talent in the forefront.
"Through hard work, collaboration, creativity, innovation and an eye on the future, I believe we have developed a season of programming and content that is fitting of Ireland's national broadcaster and which I hope will engage audiences of all ages in the weeks and months ahead," said Dee Forbes, Director General of RTÉ.
Over 40 hours of new Irish drama series will include the second season of Kin starring Claire Dunne, Aidan Gillen, and Charlie Cox, with production currently underway in Dublin; a new comedy-drama The Dry set in Dublin and starring Roisin Gallagher, Moe Dunford, and Oscar-nominee Ciaran Hinds tells a story of returning home; a contemporary thriller North Sea Connection set in a rural fishing community in Connemara and stars Lydia McGuinness, Sinead Cusack, Kerr Logan and Alida Morberg.
Factual and documentary series will highlight Irish stories and the nation's history. The War at Home captures the experiences of Ukrainians who travel to Ireland amid the crisis. Natural history and landscapes are featured in North Atlantic by Ken O'Sullivan and The Island by Liz Bonnin.
Brand new comedy series No Worries if Not! will bring together various comedy stars to RTÉ2. The 61st season of The Late Late Show hosted by Ryan Tubridy will return to Friday nights. Dancing with the Stars season 6 will have a new line-up to take the dance floor in early 2023.
Local, national and international sport will air on RTÉ this season- including all 64 games from the FIFA World Cup 2022. The Republic of Ireland Men's, Women's and U21 football teams will be featured on RTÉ2 and RTÉ player, as well as the Men's and Women's Rugby 7s World Cup.
Arts and culture series will offer creative series which celebrate Irish artists and culture. This includes Culture Night 2022: an hour long broadcast featuring the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and various special guests.
Irish language offerings are growing, with Mealladh na Mara- a documentary series which explores ordinary people's extraordinary relationships with the sea. An Ré Réabhlóide is a landmark documentary, commissioned as part of the Decade of Centenaries, in which GAA legend Gráinne McElwain explores how the GAA helped to bridge, and sometimes heal, the bitter divisions created by the Civil War 100 years ago.
Young peoples' programmes on RTÉjr and RTÉ2 will include Irish animated series Ray of Sunshine, Atom Town, Happy the Hoglet, Kiva Can do and Fia's Fairies & Wee Littles.
RTÉ has been declared as the most trusted news source for Irish consumers by the Reuters Digital News Report 2021. The trusted news will continue this season, and has even stepped up with a certification with the global Journalism Trust Initiative Mark.