Get your Irish up. Check out these photos from SundanceTV‘s Rebellion TV series. Rebellion premieres 100 years after the historical Easter Uprising — Sunday, April 24, 2016, at 9:00pm ET/PT. The three night mini-series will air consecutive evenings, with the series finale airing Tuesday, April 26.
In Rebellion, the Irish nationalism movement is shown from the perspective of three women and their families, lovers, and friends from Belfast, Dublin, and London. The cast includes Brian Gleeson, Charlie Murphy, Michelle Fairley, Ruth Bradley, and Sarah Greene. Executive producing the series are writer Colin Teevan, Rob Pursey, Jane Gogan, David Crean, and Clare Alan.
Get more information taken from a SundanceTV multi-show press release:
In honor of the 100th anniversary of when the Easter Uprising began on April 24, 1916, SundanceTV will premiere Irish drama “Rebellion” as a special three-night mini-series event beginning Sunday, April 24th through Tuesday, April 26th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The five-part mini-series charts the birth of modern Ireland during one of the most tumultuous and dangerous periods in history.
“Rebellion” begins with the outbreak of World War I. As expectations of a short and glorious campaign are dashed, social stability is eroded, and Irish nationalism comes to the fore. The tumultuous events that follow are seen through the eyes of three young women and their families, lovers and friends from Belfast, Dublin and London as they play vital and conflicting roles in the narrative of Ireland’s independence. Some prioritize family loyalties; some are motivated by the noblest of ideals, some by opportunism; others take up arms, prepared to sacrifice everything for the dream of a better society and true independence.
“Rebellion” is produced by Touchpaper Television and Zodiak Media Ireland for RTÉ, in co-production with SundanceTV, and is written by Colin Teevan (“Silk,” “Vera”), directed by Aku Louhimies (Frozen Land) and produced by Catherine Magee. The cast includes Brian Gleeson (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Bachelor Weekend), Charlie Murphy (Philomena), Michelle Fairley (“Game of Thrones”), Ruth Bradley (“Humans,” Best Actress IFTA for Grabbers) and Sarah Greene (“Penny Dreadful”). The executive producers are Rob Pursey, Jane Gogan, Colin Teevan, David Crean and Clare Alan.
“‘Rebellion’ is a character-driven drama that follows three very different women and the role each one plays in the Easter Rising of 1916, a defining moment in Irish and British history,” said executive producer and writer Colin Teevan. “Stories about the struggle for Irish independence have typically been told from a male and Nationalist point-of-view, so we’re excited to explore this pivotal time from multiple and largely female perspectives. As can be seen from recent uprisings in the Middle East, women are often the first to the barricades to demand change, but also the first to be banished back to their homes and to the footnotes of history once their cause has been successful. We’re so proud that ‘Rebellion’ will be seen on SundanceTV, the home of many captivating and original international stories, and we feel certain that audiences will relate to each of our heroines, who are simultaneously flawed yet inspiring, guileful yet honest, and foolhardy yet brave.”
What do you think? Do you like the sound of the Rebellion TV show? Do you plan to watch?