Irish stars, and television has been reaching the top of its game recently, and so what better way to fill the blustery autumn evenings than with some of the best new Irish films and TV series.
There’s nothing that we love more this time of year than setting down on the sofa to catch up on all that we’ve missed out on over the previous few months.
From dark comedy, to crime, to heart wrenching personal stories, the Irish television and film sector has got a never-ending list of top-class watches to suit all different tastes and interests.
Best Interests featuring Irish comedian and actress Sharon Horgan is a four-part television drama series, written by Jack Thorne. It stars Sharon Horgan alongside Michael Sheen as a married couple, fighting for their disabled daughter’s medical care.
The series is a different approach for Horgan, who is best known for her comedy series Pulling (2006-2009) and Catastrophe (2015-2019).
Best Interests is a heart wrenching series, which focuses on a family’s battle to keep their daughter alive, despite the doctor’s belief that it is in her best interest to be let go.
The series is available to watch on Sky Go.
Hidden Assets has returned to RTÉ with a brand-new season this September. The six-part series which is set between Limerick, Antwerp, and Belgium, takes place a year after the events in season one.
The crime drama, which includes names like Simone Kirby, Wouter Hendrickx, Cathy Belton, Kwaku Fortune, and Aaron Monaghan, focuses on a sting operation carried out in conjunction with Europol.
The series is available to watch RTÉ One or alternatively on Prime Video
SisterS, directed by Declan Lowney & Alicia McDonald, is comedy series which centres around a pair of women, one Irish and the other Canadian, who find out that they are sisters.
The pair set out across Ireland to find their alcoholic father. The series explores issues of parental abandonment and macabre humour that follows on from trauma.
The series, released in March 2023, can be watched on RTÉ One.
Lakelands is a film which tells the story of Cian, a footballer who gets attacked on a night out. It shows the struggle he experiences as he tries to come to terms with his career-ending injury.
The film, released in May 2023, features some of the well-known names, including Eanna Hardwicke, and is rated 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.
The film is available to watch on YouTube, and Amazon Prime.
God’s Creatures is a film which deals with ideas of right and wrong. It is centred around a mother who lies for her son, leading to friction and separation amongst their family and community in their close-knit Irish town.
The film, released in March 2023, features some of the biggest names in Irish cinema, including Paul Mescal and Emily Watson.
God’s Creatures is available to watch on Apple TV and Prime Video.