Irish Eye on Hollywood:
TV & Streaming Report

What's Irish and streaming now.

By Tom Deignan, Contributor
October / November 2017

Here are some new, recent, and noteworthy Irish shows streaming on various services:

Trying to capitalize on the success of her most famous novel The Handmaid’s Tale, Netflix has produced a series based on another Margaret Atwood book: Alias Grace. The series is about an Irish immigrant maid in 1840s Canada who may or may not have murdered her employers.

And trying to capitalize on the gruesome buzz from its very own extended crime documentary Making a Murderer, Netflix recently released The Keepers. Set in Baltimore, the seven-episode series looks back at chilling events from the late 1960s. At the center of the story is Irish American Abbie Fitzgerald, who – along with a fellow investigator – look into allegations that countless girls were abused at their Catholic high school decades earlier. The most gruesome questions revolve around an Irish American priest who appears to have been sent to Ireland for years when the investigation raised too many questions.

Chris O’Dowd stars alongside Ray Romano in the Epix channel series Get Shorty, based on the John Travolta movie, which was based on the Elmore Leonard novel. O’Dowd plays a ruthless Irish gangster trying to break into Hollywood.

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