Tommy Tiernan gets own Sky1 sitcom
Tommy Tiernan is to write his own comedy series for Sky1.
Tiernan will follow in the footsteps of The IT Crowd star Chris O'Dowd, developing an original sitcom for the satellite broadcaster based on a successful one-off festive short under the Little Crackers strand.
O'Dowd's Moone Boy launched to critical acclaim late last Summer, and has already filmed a second series with a third in production. Tiernan's comedy, as yet untitled, is intended to be filmed later this year on location in Ireland.
A Baby Cow production, the Little Crackers episode to inspire the series, Howler, was broadcast on 12th December and both written by and starred Tiernan. He played an increasingly stressed father who is encouraged by a therapist to "unleash his inner canine" and "bark" his tensions out following a divorce.
Speaking to Irish radio station TodayFM, Tiernan revealed that the six-part sitcom would follow a man who moves in with his elderly mother after being released from a psychiatric hospital.
The series is likely to be broadcast early next year.
The following video shows Tiernan appearing on BBC One stand-up series Live At The Apollo in January 2011.
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