Michael Smiley Joins Hulu’s “Obituary”
Hulu is creating a brand new Irish dark comedy series called “Obituary”, which is about to begin principal photography in County Donegal, Ireland.
The new six-episode series is about an unpaid obituarist working at a small-town newspaper. When she ‘accidentally’ kills a nasty piece of work in the town, she discovers she might have an untapped bloodlust and starts relishing using crafty methods to kill off the town’s unpleasant residents.
Deadline has revealed that Michael Smiley has joined the cast of the “Obituary” and will be playing the role of Ward Clancy, who is the protective and troubled father of Elvira Clancy, who is going to be played by Siobhán Cullen.
Mickael Smiley has previously starred in Apple TV+’s “Bad Sisters” and the BBC’s “Bloodlands” and “Doctor Who”. Also starring in “Obituary” is Ronan Raftery (The Rook), Danielle Galligan (Shadow and Bone) and David Ganly (Moon Knight).
The series is being created by APC/Magamedia and has already been pre-brought by the Irish network RTÉ, so it’s unknown if the series will be distributed on Disney+ in other countries. Ray Lawlor is the writer, John Hayes is the director, and Nell Green is producing the show. APC Studios’ Laurent Boissel and Magamedia’s Paddy Hayes are executive producers of the series,
“Obituary” is due to be released on Hulu later this year.