UPDATED!! Damien Molony back on TV In 2019: ‘BRASSIC’ BUZZ & EVERYTHING we know about the comedy so far!
Damien returns to our TV screens soon in Brassic.
We have a feeling the brand new Sky comedy drama is going to be a TV highlight of the year – and if early media mentions are anything to go by, we are not the only ones!
There is an unmistakable sense of excitement and anticipation in the air for the show already, check out some of the press buzz below.
Not that the Molonian fandom needs any persuading – we have been hyped for Brassic since Damien was announced as cast, but it’s thrilling to see the general excitement more widely.
So what do we know about Brassic so far?
(and what can us Damien fans look forward to?)
(THIS WILL BE UPDATED AS WE GET MORE NEWS! SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM FOR ALL THE LATEST!)
Damien stars alongside Joe Gilgun (This is England) and Michelle Keegan (Our Girl). This is a dream cast and already a winning combination.
Written and co-created by Joe Gilgun and BAFTA-winning writer Danny Brocklehurst (Shameless, Safe) Brassic has strong creative foundations is looking set to be top quality TV.
It’s a comedy drama ‘Veering between hilarious comedy and heartfelt emotion.’
We love Damien in a comedy drama (Being Human, Crashing and GameFace) and we can’t wait to see what he brings to a new role in the genre, which is always a great showcase for his range and talent.
The show is set in Northern England and centred on a group of ‘irreplaceable, lifelong friends, loyalty and the things that come between them,’ ‘finding unconventional ways to win at life in northern suburbia.’ It’s also already being described as ‘edgy’, so we’re looking forward to a bold and gritty flavour.
Damien is in a leading role and plays the character Dylan
– The ‘razor-smart best mate’ of Vinnie (Joe Gilgun) a ‘Lancashire lad with bi-polar disorder’, the friends who are ‘inseparable and utterly co-dependant’ and have ‘hardly spent a day apart since birth’.
– The boyfriend of Erin (Michelle Keegan) who disrupts the status quo when she wants to leave town and start afresh with her son Tyler, creating a dilemma for Dylan.
An ensemble cast play what sounds like a great gang of characters: 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).
The show will premiere with six episodes in 2019 on Sky and NOW TV in the UK and Ireland (no release date yet) and is also being prepared for international sales with ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
Filming photos revealed a sneaky peek of the series with a first look at all the main characters, location insights and some plot clues. We don’t want to give any spoilers, but to take a closer look at all the photos click here!
Brassic is set to be Damien’s next big thing, and we eagerly await his return to our TV screens.
Watch this space for more news as soon as we get it!
UPDATE: 12 February 2019
Damien attended the Sky Ireland 2019 Content Showcase as the only cast member promoting Brassic. We learned from the event:
The show will premiere in the autumn (though this is yet to be officially confirmed.)
More about Damien’s character: “Dylan is the brains of the gang so he’s kind-of smart enough to see the flaws in all their crazy money-making schemes. And you know, the great tragedy for Dylan really is because he is the brightest of the bunch, he doesn’t really have any ambition to do anything with his intelligence”.
(Spoiler alert!!) Damien and Michelle Keegans’ characters have an intimately awkward sex scene (in a portaloo!) read more about it here!
UPDATE: 20 February 2019
ITV Studios Global Entertainment launched its Spring drama slate, for international distribution. The official press release revealed:
Brassic will comprise 6 episodes at 60 minutes long.
UPDATE: 22 February 2019
According to Prolific North:
Brassic has completed post-production!
UPDATE: 1 March 2019
In an interview with IFTN Damien revealed:
(spoiler alert!!) There will be a scene in a sewer and one where the characters are being shot at by a farmer while trying to steal a Shetland pony
A second series could be on the cards!
Read more here.