Boondock Saints TV Series Is Back in Development
Writer-director Troy Duffy has announced a newly reimagined installment of the film franchise is planned for television.
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Troy Duffy, writer-director of “The Boondock Saints” and its sequel, has partnered with Don Carmody Television to bring the McManus brothers to television in “The Boondock Saints: Origins.”
The announcement comes with the launch of a “fan-focused preorder campaign” in which donors will receive the pilot and entire first season of the series by digital download or DVD before it debuts on a TV network on streaming service. Exclusive merchandise and behind-the-scenes content are also available, as actor David Della Rocco, who played Rocco in the two films, explains in the video below.
Duffy previously signed on to write and direct a prequel series from IM Global Television in 2015, when original stars Norman Reedus and Sean Patrick Flannery were reportedly in talks for the project. No casting has been announced for this incarnation of “The Boondock Saints: Orgins,” which will be executive produced by Duffy, Don Carmody and David Cormican.
The series would presumably explore the history of brothers Connor and Murphy MacManus, who in the 1999 film “The Boondock Saints” become vigilantes after killing two Russian mobsters in self-defense, and pledge to rid Boston of crime. A sequel, “The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day,” was released in 2009.
The world-premiere launch party for “The Boondock Saints: Origins” is planned for St. Patrick’s Day weekend 2018 in Boston.
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