Roisin Gallagher in THE DRY

Roisin Gallagher

Trailblazing Irish women are having a moment in TV drama. Hot on the heels of Sharon Horgan’s BAD SISTERS, Sally Rooney’s NORMAL PEOPLE, Aisling Bea’s THIS WAY UP and Lisa McGee’s DERRY GIRLS came 2022’s THE DRY. Critics called it “the Irish Fleabag”, and the series picked up eight nominations at the IFTAs and launched the career of its star Roisin Gallagher. Gallagher has appeared alongside Hollywood megastars, and found herself up against the likes of Sharon Horgan at awards shows. It’s all thanks to the brilliance of her Dublin-set dark comedy, THE DRY, which is leading an Irish television revolution.

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THE DRY Season Two

The Dry

Element Pictures (NORMAL PEOPLE, CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS) has begun filming on the second season of THE DRY for ITVX and RTÉ. The new season will see the return of Roisin Gallagher (THE FALL) as recovering alcoholic Shiv Sheridan, accompanied by a slew of new cast members, including Michael McElhatton (GAME OF THRONES), Thommas Kane Byrne (DERRY GIRLS) and Seán Doyle (NORMAL PEOPLE). Reprising their roles are Ciarán Hinds (BELFAST) and Moe Dunford (VIKINGS).

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THE DRY on RTÉ One

The Dry

As Dublin-set series THE DRY starts on RTÉ One March 1st, stars Roísín Gallagher and Moe Dunford tell David Roy what viewers can expect from this comedy drama centred on a dysfunctional family, which also features Belfast acting royalty Ciarán Hinds. Produced by BritBox in partnership with RTE, the eight-part series is written by Bafta-nominated playwright and screenwriter Nancy Harris and directed by Paddy Breathnach (ROSIE, I WENT DOWN).

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Dunford in THE DRY

The Irish relationship with alcohol is explored in THE DRY, a wickedly dark, funny and revealing new series centred around one colourful Irish family. Moe Dunford, who signed up after reading dramatist Nancy Harris’s witty, pithy script has stated “One of the most honest, truest pieces of writing I’ve seen come out of Ireland”.

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THE DRY on Britbox

With an eclectic ensemble cast on blistering form, THE DRY is worth every moment of emotional investment audiences can spare. This masterful Dublin-set show from Normal People’s production company follows a recovering alcoholic – and it’s as dark and nourishing as a pint of Guinness! It comes from the same production team as NORMAL PEOPLE.

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