Disney’s Hulu is co-producing a brand new dark comedy-crime drama called “Obituary” with Irish independent production company Magamedia. The series will be released exclusively in the United States on Hulu and on RTÉ in Ireland.
The series will star Siobhán Cullen, who has recently starred in “The Dry” and “The Long Call”. She will be playing the role of Elvira Clancy, an obituarist working at a small-town newspaper, who suddenly finds herself being paid by the obituary due to cuts.
When she “accidentally” kills a nasty piece of work, she discovers she might have an untapped bloodlust, and sets her sights on other unpleasant residents of the town. Her killing spree hits a potential snag when the paper hires an attractive crime correspondent.
This new six-part series has been written by Irish scriptwriter Ray Lawlor (Le Ceangal), directed by John Hayes (Dublin Murders, Bancroft) and produced by Nell Green (The Outfit, The Undeclared War).
APC Studios’ Laurent Boissel and Magamedia’s Paddy Hayes are executive producers of the series, who have said in a statement to Deadline:
“It has been a blast pitching this wonderful high-concept drama to various funders and broadcast partners over the past few years — an obituarist who resorts to murder to stay in a job. We’re genuinely thrilled that Hulu and RTE are already on board and it’s super exciting to be bringing it into production now in the West of Ireland”
“Obituary” goes into production in Ireland in 2023 and will exclusively premiere on Hulu in the U.S. later that year. There was no mention of an international release on Disney+ in the announcement.