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RTÉ to air over 60 hours of ‘Irish home-grown drama’ this year


RTÉ to air over 60 hours of ‘Irish home-grown drama’ this year

RTÉ to air over 60 hours of ‘Irish home-grown drama’ this year

RTÉ continues to put Irish drama centre stage with over 63 hours of original Irish content scheduled.

RTÉ Director of Content Jim Jennings:

“All our research has shown that Irish viewers want to view Irish home-grown drama, set in Ireland, written by Irish writers. And they want to watch it both live on television, or on-demand on RTÉ Player. The expansion of our drama slate, developed and supported by RTÉ, with the help of our domestic and international partners, is fulfilling this need and also bringing the best of Irish drama to the international stage.”

2023 is shaping up to be a busy year, for original Irish drama on RTÉ with over 63 hours of original Irish drama airing across RTÉ One, RTÉ2, RTÉ Player and RTÉ Radio 1. Smother and The Dryhave just aired on RTÉ One and remain on RTÉ Player, and proved extremely popular with Irish viewers, while KIN and SisterS are currently debuting their new seasons. Clean Sweep, The Gone, Obituary, Hidden Assets 2and Storyland, all original Irish content are currently in production and will be on our screens later this year.

RTÉ Radio: Drama On One on RTÉ Radio 1 will broadcast the winning plays from the PJ O’Connor Awards, and a Samuel Beckett season, while offering new online collections such as Dramaí Gaeilge and the John Boorman collection.This is part of RTÉ’s ongoing strategy to increase its development in drama output, by investing in the Irish creative industry and showcasing the best of Ireland by filming right across the country. This strategy also supports the employment of hundreds of people across the industry, in order to bring more Irish drama series to television, and importantly to RTÉ Player where scripted series dominate viewing. Partnerships both in Ireland and internationally continue to enable the production of these great original Irish dramas.

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