Tuesday 25 October 2016

I hope US loves Love/Hate, reveals writer Stuart Carolan


Peter Coonan and Killian Scott
Peter Coonan and Killian Scott
Stuart Carolan

His hit show is getting a remake, and Love/Hate creator Stuart Carolan has revealed he would love to fly to Hawaii to check out the production.

The smash hit gangland drama garnered seven nominations at this year's IFTA Film and Drama Awards, and Carolan is hoping to recreate its success Stateside.

"I'd really like to see it out there, it would be fun," he told the Herald.

"I'll go over and pretend to work and sit on a beach for two weeks.

"Crime writer Dennis Lehane, who's adapting Love/Hate, has done major stuff, so if it has any chance of happening it's with him.

"He's done Shutter Island - he's big time. He's an amazing writer."

Carolan said he was delighted for the former star of his show, Tom Vaughan Lawlor, who recently landed a major Hollywood role.

Vaughan Lawlor and his co-star Bryan Cranston are currently filming '80s thriller The Infiltrator in Florida.

Cranston plays an American customs official who discovers a money-laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, and goes undercover.

Vaughan Lawlor plays Steve Cook, Cranston's supervisor.

"I saw the photo of Tom with Bryan and he looks great - it's really exciting, and they all seem to be doing great stuff now," Carolan said at the premiere of Get Up And Go, starring former Love/Hate stalwarts Peter Coonan and Killian Scott in Dublin last night.

"I'd say if we ever do make another series there wouldn't be anyone left to star in it - they'd all be in America."

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