New Irish Dark Comedy Crime Drama for Hulu


APC Studios UK and Irish indie Magamedia are co-producing Obituary, a new dark comedy crime drama, for Hulu in the U.S.

Siobhán Cullen (The Dry, Origin, The Long Call, Paula) stars as Elvira Clancy, an underpaid obituarist who is let go from her job. When she “accidentally” kills an unpleasant town resident, she discovers she has an untapped bloodlust and ends up enjoying finding more crafty methods to kill off other unlikeable neighbors.

Obituary is written by Irish scriptwriter Ray Lawlor (Le Ceangal) and directed by John Hayes (Dublin Murders, Bancroft), with Nell Green (The Outfit, The Undeclared War) as producer. The series is set to begin production in Ireland in 2023. It is made in association with Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, BAI and The Wrap Fund. The series will debut on Hulu later in 2023. RTÉ in Ireland has prebrought the show.

Executive producers Laurent Boissel and Paddy Hayes said, “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 RTÉ are already on board, and it’s super exciting to be bringing it into production now in the West of Ireland.”