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Moone Boy renewed for third season

Moone Boy

Story by Jack Foley

CHRIS O’Dowd comedy Moone Boy has landed a third series even before the second one airs.

Sky1 has been confident of the series from the start, picking it up for a second series in June 2012 before the show had premiered. And it has now done the same with the third series before the sophomore run has begun.

Sky’s Head of Comedy Lucy Lumsden said: “Since launching Sky’s push into comedy in 2010 across our four entertainment channels, the genre has flourished under our investment establishing Sky firmly within the television comedy landscape.

“The outstanding talent at the heart of these series demonstrates the range and ambition of our output and our continued commitment to the genre.”

O’Dowd – who writes and stars in the semi-autobiographical series – will also make his directorial debut during the third series.

Moone Boy will resume filming in late 2013, picking up the story of the imaginative Martin Moone (David Rawle) as he grows up in rural Ireland. The second series is also due to premiere later this year.

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