Christina Hendricks, known for her roles in "Good Girls" and "Mad Men," and Paddy Considine, of "House of the Dragon" fame, are set to headline "Small Town, Big Story." This heartwarming and cleverly dramatic comedy is the brainchild of Chris O'Dowd, the creator and director behind "Moone Boy." The upcoming Sky Original series, produced by Playground and FilmNation Entertainment, has commenced filming on location in Ireland and is slated for release on Sky and the NOW streaming service in the UK and Ireland in 2024.
The six-part series unfolds in the fictional town of Drumbán, a rural enclave of eccentric individuals nestled on the border between Ireland and an enigmatic realm. It delves into what transpires when a Hollywood production descends upon this quiet town, casting a revealing light on a long-kept secret dating back to the turn of the Millennium.
Christina Hendricks takes on the role of Wendy Patterson, a hometown girl turned successful television producer in Los Angeles, who returns to her roots with a Hollywood production in tow. Opposite her, Paddy Considine portrays Seamus Proctor, the local doctor and a respected figure in the community. Eileen Walsh, best known for "Catastrophe," stars as Catherine Proctor, Seamus' wife and the local schoolteacher. Leia Murphy and David Rawle, known for their roles in "Fair City" and "Moone Boy," respectively, play siblings Joanne and Sonny Proctor. Patrick Martins, from "The Confessions of Frannie Langton," portrays Jules O'Brien, while Evanne Kilgallon, of "Obituary," takes on the role of Shelly McGoldrick. Andrew Bennett, seen in "The Quiet Girl," stars as Barry Battles, alongside Ruth McCabe as Betty Battles and David Wilmot, known for "Station Eleven" and "The Alienist," as Keith McCurdle. Additional casting announcements are forthcoming.