NEW TV ROLE for Damien Molony in ‘Edgy’ Sky Comedy Drama ‘BRASSIC’
Damien is set to star in Brassic, a brand new comedy drama from Sky One.
Our fave actor will appear in a leading role alongside Joe Gilgun (This is England) and Michelle Keegan (Our Girl).
The ‘edgy’ new original comedy focusses on a group of working class friends living in Northern England, one of whom has bipolar disorder, ‘finding unconventional ways to win at life in northern suburbia.’
Brassic is co-created by Joe Gilgun and BAFTA-winning writer Danny Brocklehurst, with Daniel O’Hara and Jon Wright directing. Production begins this September for a 2019 UK and Ireland premiere and will be sold internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
Damien, who will be playing the character Dylan in the comedy, revealed the thrilling news on his official Instagram page, sharing a photo of the cast.
More info from Sky below.
Vinnie (Gilgun), a Lancashire lad with bipolar disorder, and Dylan (Molony), his razor-smart best mate, are inseparable and utterly co-dependant. They’ve hardly spent a day apart since birth. But Dylan’s girlfriend Erin (Keegan) might just shake things up for good with her plans to leave town and start a new life for herself and her kid, Tyler.
Dylan is faced with the impossible decision between a fresh start with the love of his life or staying behind with his inseparable gang of mates that he can’t live without. This gang includes: Cardi (Tom Hanson), champion kebab eater and total liability; Ash (Aaron Heffernan), the son of a family of fighting Travellers whose fists can get them out of most kinds of trouble; Tommo (Ryan Sampson), the most sexually liberated man in Britain who doesn’t care what people think; and JJ (Parth Thakerar), a sharp entrepreneur who runs a garage (with a lucrative sideline in stolen cars).
These lads have dealt, scammed, bribed and conned their way through adolescence, but now, on the brink of adulthood, their dealing and stealing is catching up with them and a whole load of trouble is heading their way. Like a carefully stacked tower of cards, what happens if one of them is knocked down or, worse, removed from the pack entirely?
Veering between hilarious comedy and heartfelt emotion, Brassic is about irreplaceable, lifelong friends, loyalty and the things that come between them.
Joe Gilgun, co-creator comments: “We’ve got an amazing team of creators and watching it all take form has been very moving. Bipolar is a big part of my life. We want to show that you can have mental health issues and in some cases live a productive, exciting life, full of adventure. Our writer Danny Brocklehurst and my friend David Quayle have been invaluable in taking this journey with me. Embrace who you are, decide what to be and go be it.”
Danny Brocklehurst, co-creator and writer comments: “I couldn’t be more thrilled to be making Brassic with Sky One. This is a passion project for Joe and myself and we have collaborated every step of the way to create an outrageous, funny, stylistically bold show that brings to life a rarely seen northern working-class world. This is a big-hearted show about life at the sharp end of modern Britain.”
This is the third comedy drama for Damien, having previously appeared in Crashing written by and starring Phoebe Waller Bridge in 2016, and in GameFace written by and starring Roisin Conaty in 2017. A second series of GameFace has been announced, as yet we don’t know if Damien will be appearing.
Congratulations to Damien on his new role and project, we are really excited for this one – bring on 2019!
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