Moone Boy is Going to America!

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Moone Boy is Going to America!

Chris O'Dowd is set to take Moone Boy across the pond, in search of a lucrative American audience.

The deal will see the 35 year old Roscommon man write and produce a new take on the show set in America. The original Moone Boy has aired on Sky since 2012 and picked up an International Emmy for best comedy in 2013.

It's not the most obvious route for the show, especially as the situations and comedy are so specifically Irish, rooted very much in O'Dowd's own life crowing up in the West of the country. And it's also the actor's second major attempt to crack the American TV market, with the improv-heavy HBO show Family Tree getting cancelled after just 8 episodes.

Still, O'Dowd has been getting some great notices on the big screen in America - for roles in everything from Bridesmaids to This is 40, and there's a rumour he's going to be a fixture in Marvel's Thor universe in the future. He also recently starred on stage in a production of Of Mice and Men opposite James Franco that has been earning incredible notices.

Expect more word on the American remake of Moone Boy in 2015.



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