Julia Farino has been tapped to direct The Glorious Heresies TV show, from Fifty Fathoms productions. The series is based on the novel of the same name by Irish author, Lisa McInerney. McInerney is adapting the story for television, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Fifty Fathoms’ Patrick Spence, is executive producing. You may recognize his name from the credits of The A Word, which airs in the US on SundanceTV. He also EPs Fortitude, which is looking for a new US home. The first season aired on Pivot, but that cable channel is shutting down.
Here is more on The Glorious Heresies novel, from Amazon:
From Lisa McInerney, hailed by The Irish Times as “arguably the most talented writer at work in Ireland today,” comes The Glorious Heresies, a searing debut novel about life on the fringes of Ireland’s post-crash society.
When grandmother Maureen Phelan is surprised in her home by a stranger, she clubs the intruder with a Holy Stone. The consequences of this unplanned murder connect four misfits struggling against their meager circumstances. Ryan is a fifteen-year-old drug dealer desperate not to turn out like his alcoholic father, Tony, whose feud with his next-door neighbor threatens to ruin his family. Georgie is a sex worker who half-heartedly joins a born-again movement to escape her profession and drug habit. And Jimmy Phelan, the most fearsome gangster in the city and Maureen’s estranged son, finds that his mother’s bizarre attempts at redemption threaten his entire organization.
Biting and darkly funny, The Glorious Heresies presents an unforgettable vision of a city plagued by poverty and exploitation, where salvation still awaits in the most unexpected places.
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