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BritBox UK has commissioned new original comedy drama, The Dry.

Playwright and screenwriter Nancy Harris (The Good Karma Hospital, Dates) and director Paddy Breathnach (Viva, Rosie) are behind the eight-part series set in Dublin, which began shooting on Monday, and will debut exclusively on BritBox in 2022.

Starring Roisin Gallagher, Ciarán Hinds, Pom Boyd, Siobhán Cullen, Moe Dunford and Adam Richardson, The Dry celebrates the joyful chaos and dark absurdities of family life in a series that is all about recovery.

When Shiv Sheridan returns to Dublin after years of partying in London, she is sober and full of good intentions – but being back with her family makes staying on ‘the dry’ much harder than she expected. As Shiv tries to navigate this new phase of her life, so must her family…and they all have issues they don’t want to face.

Will Harrison, Managing Director BritBox UK said “We are delighted to be working with Element Pictures, Nancy, Paddy and the team to bring the Sheridans’ story to life, and are looking forward to sharing THE DRY with our subscribers next year.”

Andrew Byrne, Project Manager, Television, Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland said “We are delighted to support this emotional and powerful Irish TV drama from Element Pictures and the talented team behind THE DRY. This is a great example of the calibre and scale of Irish story-telling and scripted series which are translating to audiences across the globe”.


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