Mrs Brown’s Boys star confirms fate of BBC comedy in major announcement

 COMEDY show Mrs Brown's Boys is poised to make a TV comeback next year with a mini-series, one of its stars has confirmed.


Despite the show having annual Christmas specials, it's not had a full series in almost ten yearsCredit: BBC Studios / Alan Peebles


COMEDY show Mrs Brown's Boys is poised to make a TV comeback next year with a mini-series, one of its stars has confirmed.

The series follows the lives of Mrs Brown - played by comedian Brendan O'Carroll - an Irish mother and her four children who live in Dublin suburb Finglas.

Despite the show having annual Christmas specials, it's not had a full series in almost ten years.

However, Brendan's daughter and co-star Fiona O'Carroll has officially confirmed the show will be back with a mini-series in 2023.

Speaking to the RTÉ Guide, Fiona - who plays Maria Brown - the wife of Mrs Brown's son Dermot, made the announcement.

"In October we'll be filming Mrs Brown: two Christmas specials and the first of a mini-series of four episodes, the other three early next year," she revealed.

She added: "We've the live show in November at the SSE Arena in Belfast and 3Arena in Dublin. And we're planning more theatre dates for next year."

The long-running series - which was adapted from a radio show which aired on Irish airwaves in the 90s - was due to make a comeback this year.

However, with the Coronavirus pandemic causing production delays and the availability of studio space, plans were placed on hold.

Speaking previously about the delay, Fiona told Virgin Media One's Ireland AM: "There is lots of talk and lots of talk and until it is happening you will never really know. Yes, there is talk.
"We were supposed to be doing a mini series this year but, unfortunately, due to various different reasons it didn't happen.

"So, there is talk of it happening next year, a possible mini series. It is not just down to us, it is down to studio time, it is down to crew and it is down to cast."

Cast departures have been aplenty with the BBC-produced series, with two actors previously quitting over an apparent pay gap row.

Gary Hollywood and Damien McKiernan, who play boyfriends Dino and Rory onscreen, are said to have clashed with bosses after finding out they were being paid less than their co-stars.
However, Brendan O'Carroll refuted the claims and said that Gary left the show "amicably".

The Sun has reached out to the BBC for comment.

Mrs Brown's Boys airs on BBC One.





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