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Saturday 23 August 2014

City flats set scene for new 'gritty' series

A GRITTY new television series set in one of Dublin's most famous flat complexes is planned for next year.

However, the producer and director behind the project, Fiona Graham, has revealed that despite its gritty edge, it will be different to the high-profile drama Love/Hate, as the subject matter of each episode is different.

The six-part series, is currently awaiting the green light from Dublin City Council to film in O'Devaney Gardens. Filming will take place over two weeks in the residential area.



Thriller

The series will incorporate six mini-films set in one block of flats and focus on a different story in each episode, with different themes and characters.

Episode one of Flats, which has a mystery and thriller theme, kicks off with the disappearance of a young boy who lives on the estate.

Two residents with very different motives take it upon themselves to search for him, only to find things are not as they seem.

The remaining five episodes of the series will deal with themes, such as drama, sci-fi, horror, fairy tale and terror.

The cast includes Raymond S Kinsella (Dark By Noon), Mike O'Flaherty (Belfast Story), David O'Neill (Portrait Of A Zombie), Robert O'Connor (The Nixer) and Paul Johnson.

fdillon@herald.ie

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