Sky One / Calamity Films
Damien stars in a leading role in new original comedy drama from Sky One, Brassic.
He plays the character Dylan, alongside co-creator Joe Gilgun (Vinnie) and Michelle Keegan (Erin).
The comedy has a ‘distinct northern flavour’ and is about ‘a group of
working-class friends finding unconventional ways to win at life in northern suburbia.’
Brassic is co-created by Joe Gilgun and Danny Brocklehurst and is directed by Daniel O’Hara and Jon Wright.
Production on series 1 began in September 2018, filming completed in December, post-production completed 22 February 2019.
Series 1 comprises 6 x 60 minute episodes and premiered in the UK 22 August 2019 on Sky One, with all episodes available on demand on NOW TV in the UK & Ireland. The Series 1 DVD (region 2) was released 30 September via ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
A second series was announced 22 August 2019 and filming began the week after. Series 2 will comprise 6 x 60 episodes, and will air in May 2020, an exact date is yet to be announced.
On 12 February 2020 Sky TV announced Brassic series 3, which will begin filming later in the year.
Dylan Character Profile
Dylan, is Vinnie’s best friend. He is book smart and knows how to play a mean game of poker. He is in love with Erin and has a close relationship with her kid, Tyler but his friends mean everything to him. Vinnie is like a brother to Dylan and the one person that truly understands him. Dylan passed up a chance to go to Uni as he didn’t want to abandon his mates and, to Erin’s frustration, he hasn’t ever really grown up. He occasionally works at Kath’s pub but spends most of his time having fun with the lads.
(announced for May 2020)
(announced, filming 2020)
Series 1 On Demand
Series 1 Official Synopsis
Brassic, with its distinct northern flavour, is about a group of working-class friends finding unconventional ways to win at life in northern suburbia.
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.
Cast & Creatives
Vinnie – Joe Gilgun
Erin – Michelle Keegan
Dylan – Damien Molony
Cardi – Tom Hanson
Ash – Aaron Heffernan
Tommo – Ryan Sampson
JJ – Parth Thakerar
Jim – Steve Evets
Kath – Ruth Sheen
Tyler – Jude Riordan
Dr Chris Coxley – Dominic West
Slater – John Weaver
Jake – Anthony Welsh
Brenda – Melanie Kilburn
Trevor – Daniel Coll
Joe Blane – Francis Magee
Joe Blane Jnr – Rick S. Carr
Paddy Blane – Paddy C. Courtney
Russell Hardwicke – Steven Hartley
Gary Cullen – Tadhg Murphy
Mick Jennings – Darren Cahill
Specky Sid – Tony Nyland
Mo Dennings – Deirdre Donnelly
Carol Dennings – Bronagh Gallagher
Mick Dennings – Darren Cahill
Niall Dennings – Gerard Jordan
Vinnie’s Dad – Tim Dantay
Terence McCann – Ramon Tikaram
Joe Gilgun, Danny Brocklehurst
Danny Brocklehurst, Alex Ganley
Daniel O’Hara (Series 1 Block 1), Jon Wright (Series 1 & 2 Block 2), Saul Metzstein (Series 2 Block 1)
David Livingstone (Calamity Films), Jon Mountague (Sky), Joe Gilgun, Danny Brocklehurst
Series 1 Trailer
Series 2 Trailer
Series 1 DVD
Amazon UK 30 September 2019
Sky Ireland 2019 Launch
Sky One London Launch
Sky One Manchester Special Screening
Brassic news and articles
13 February 2020: PHOTOS: DAMIEN MOLONY & CO-STARS LAUNCH BRASSIC SERIES 2 AT SKY EVENT
17 December 2019: BRASSIC 2: That’s a wrap for Damien Molony
8 September 2019: Photos! Damien Molony and co-stars behind-the-scenes of Brassic series 2
7 September 2019: ‘Damien Molony – Star Of Brassic’ interviewed on RTÉ 2FM Show
16 August 2019: #What2Watch Broadast: Damien Molony ‘Brassic’ Interview
7 December 2018: That’s A Wrap! Damien Molony Completes Filming On ‘Brassic’