McDonnell's trilogy optioned for TV by Avalon

McDonnell's trilogy optioned for TV by Avalon

TV production company Avalon has optioned screen rights to Irish author Caimh McDonnell's series The Dublin Trilogy, with Chris Addison on board to develop the project.

Published by Manchester-based indie McFori Ink, the series comprises A Man with One of Those Faces, The Day That Never Comes and Last Orders. The trilogy has a prequel, Angels in the Moonlight, and a sequel to that book, Dead Man’s Sins, will be published on 15th June, extending the series to five books. Set in McDonnell’s home town of Dublin, they follow the adventures of an unlikely crime-solving trio, including Detective Bunny McGarry.

The deal was done via Ed Wilson of Johnson & Alcock and Emily Hayward-Whitlock of The Artists Partnership. Comedian, writer, actor and director Chris Addison who is a fan of McDonnell’s books, is attached to develop the trilogy and the series is currently in development. 

McDonnell said: “I’m thrilled to be working with both Avalon and Chris. 'Breeders', which they made for Sky, is one of my favourite shows of the past few years and 'Taskmaster' got me through at least one of the lockdowns. I’m particularly delighted to be working with Chris as we’re both grizzled veterans of the comedy circuit and I’ve long been a big fan of his brilliant live shows. I know Bunny and the rest of the gang are in very safe hands.”