A standout box office hit, the film also amassed a sizeable cult following in Ireland and abroad. The original feature length film followed Conor Mac Sweeney and Jock O’Keefe, two lovable charlatans on their quest to rescue a brick of cocaine from a once quarantined crime scene in West Cork.
Alex Murphy (Conor) and Chris Walley (Jock) as well as Hillary Rose (Mairead – Conor’s Mother) all received IFTA nominations for their roles in The Young Offenders as well as Peter Foott (writer and director) who won Best Screenplay.
The TV adaptation is set to hit screens next year and will be produced by Marina Niland (Once/Sing Street) and will be written by Peter Foott who will also be the series’ executive producer.
The series will consist of six 30-minute episodes and will move into production on location in Cork this summer.