Brendan O’Carroll in charge of BBC comedy pilot — but it could be bad news for Mrs Brown fans - Mrs Brown's Boys

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Brendan O’Carroll in charge of BBC comedy pilot — but it could be bad news for Mrs Brown fans




Brendan O’Carroll has his eyes firmly set on a brand new comedy series for the BBC that sounds right up our street — The Lebanese Outpost.

The Irish comic, famed for creating Mrs. Brown’s Boys, will head up a comedic venture in a newly developed show centred on a group of Irish peacekeepers.

One of a number of new projects the comedy writer has been working on, The Lebanese Outpost will follow the group as they attempt to patrol the tumultuous border between Lebanon and Israel. 


Whether this gas new idea will have the same sort of humour Mrs. Brown’s Boys is known for — or if it will be filmed in front of a live audience or take on more of a sitcom element to it — still remains unknown.


Mrs Brown’s Boys creator Brendan O’Carroll has revealed plans for a new pilot series with the BBC, called The Lebanese Outpost. Pic: REX Features



The cast of the show, including whether it will feature members of his family playing roles, is also a mystery — but we can’t deny that we’re looking forward to hearing more details.


Speaking to online publication Deadline at the recent Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour, O’Carroll spoke briefly about his exciting new project.

He said: ‘I’m doing a pilot at the moment of another thing that I’m doing called The Lebanese Outpost and there’s a couple of projects that I’m working on.’

Answering if a new series of Mrs. Brown’s Boys was on the cards rather than just specials going forward, the writer said: ‘In order to go back and do a [full] series [of Mrs. Brown’s Boys], I’d have to drop those.’


We may be seeing less of Ages Brown in the future, if O’Carroll’s pilot becomes a series. Pic: BBC


So, there we have it folks — if The Lebanese Outpost or any of O’Carroll’s other projects get past the pilot stage and end up getting commissioned for a full series, it looks like we might not be seeing Agnes Brown and her family until their next special episode.

The show’s most recent batch of episodes were broadcast over the Christmas, with both a Yuletide special and a New Year’s episode.

For those who aren’t particularly big fans of the Irish mammy, O’Carroll had this nugget of advice for them: ‘Just change the f***ing channel.’









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