Merman teamed up with brothers Brian and Domhnall Gleeson for a comedy series titled Frank of Ireland, for Channel 4 and Amazon. The series aired weekly on Channel from Thursday, April 15. All six, half-hour episodes are available now on All4 in the UK and Prime Video in the US, Canada, and Australia.
Frank of Ireland is a physical and ridiculous brand of humor with an original twist. Brian Gleeson (Peaky Blinders, The Bisexual), stars as Frank Marron, a 32-year-old catastrophe; a misanthropic fantasist in arrested development who’s convinced that the world owes him. He’s also our hero. Frank is newly single and still lives at home with his mother, Mary (Pom Boyd, Rosie). He’s a self-proclaimed musician with a tenuous hold on reality, and hasn’t written a song or played a gig in years. His ex-girlfriend Áine (Sarah Greene, Dublin Murders) has just found a new boyfriend, and Frank may be finding that a tad difficult. Luckily, Frank has a loyal best friend, Doofus, (Domhnall Gleeson, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) whose full-time job is clearing the debris left in Frank’s wake. Set in an idyllic suburb of Dublin, Frank of Ireland is the hilarious story of a man’s hapless search for respect, as he struggles to grow up and get his life together, and hopefully not burn everything to the ground in the process.
It is written by Brian and Domhnall Gleeson and Michael Moloney (Your Bad Self) and produced by Merman, run by Sharon Horgan and Clelia Mountford. Merman recently produced Hulu and Channel 4 comedy This Way Up and BBC Two comedy Motherland.
Brian Gleeson stars as Jimmy McCavern in BBC period gangster drama Peaky Blinders and he has featured in Channel 4/Hulu comedy The Bisexual as well as feature films including Hellboy and Snow White and the Huntsman. Domhnall Gleeson stars in upcoming HBO romantic comedy thriller Run, exec produced by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and featured as General Hux in the Star Wars sequel trilogy.
Frank of Ireland is executive produced by Clelia Mountford and Sharon Horgan for Merman, Brian Gleeson, Domhnall Gleeson, and Michael Moloney. The series is a co-production between Channel 4 and Amazon Studios, and is produced by Rory Gilmartin and directed by MJ Delaney for Merman.