Looks like Brooklyn is getting a TV spin-off

The award winning Irish film 'Brooklyn' looks set to be getting a TV spin-off. The Irish movie, based on the novel by Colm Tóibín, was a box office hit last year and is the running for three Oscars at the end of the month, including Best Film, Adapted Screenplay and Best Actress for lead Saoirse Ronan.

Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey of Wildgaze Films have confirmed that a TV spin-off is now in development that would focus on the boarding house run by Mrs Keogh (Julie Walters) in the film, with Walters herself set to return to play the part.

Speaking to Screen International, Finola Dwyer said: "I suggested the idea to Colm (Tóibín) quite early on, before there was even a first draft for the film. We’re talking to writers now and have a couple in our sights."

However she also added that the project would not go into production until the film completes its theatrical and home-entertainment run.


Saoirse Ronan is not thought to be returning to her role, but that's to be expected, what with her being a big shot movie star and all. Still knows how to make a good cup of tea mind.


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