Saoirse Ronan starring Brooklyn is up for three Oscars at the 2016 awards, including Best Film and Best Actress and it's exciting times for Irish cinema. The film has also been a huge success with audiences around the world and those fans will get to see more of it with news that the movie will be getting its on TV show spin off.
According to Screen International, the Brooklyn series will focus on the boarding house run by Julie Walters' character in the film. It's hoped that the actress will come back to the part on the small screen as Mrs Keogh, a caring woman who looks after young Irish, English and American girls who are new to the big city.
It's a pretty neat set up for a series, with plenty of potential drama around a constantly shifting roster of young women trying to make their way in New York in the middle of the century. There's bound to be plenty of drama and, if the film is anything to go by, also a lot of comedy and warmth from this home away from home.
Ronan isn't likely to reprise her role, which is perfectly fine as that will allow for more scope to move through time and see how the shift in years and decades effects what's going on at Keoghs boarding house. Brooklyn is still in cinemas and has yet to see a home video release, so don't expect much more news on the tv series until the middle of 2016 at the earliest.