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FOX sets sights on Jack Irish remake

FOX has ordered the script for the pilot of a potential Jack Irish series.

ji_guy_pearce_plays_jack_irishABC’s Jack Irish telemovies, starring Guy Pearce, look set for a US remake to be set in Boston.

FOX has ordered the script for a pilot for a one-hour series adapted from Essential Media and Entertainment’s trio of telemovies, based on the books of Peter Temple.

Essential previous saw its Rake series adapted by FOX with Greg Kinnear, although it did not proceed past 13 episodes.

The script will be written by Anna Fricke (Being Human), who is also the showrunner, and Seamus Kevin Fahey (Spartacus: Blood and Sand). Essential CEO Chris Hilton will executive produce with Ian Collie and Simonne Overend.

While a Pilot is yet to be approved, the ABC has seen several of its projects cherry-picked for adaptation including The Slap, Rake, The Moodys, Lowdown, Strange Calls and Review with Myles Barlow.

Source: IF

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  1. Must admit I like the low tone style of the Jack Irish telemovies and would love to see a TV series made. Guy Pearce is an excellent actor and perfect for the role. The series to date has a real Australian flavour to it. Love the secondary characters esp his shonky Arthur Daley like and Minder Terry McCann like support duo. Bring them on.

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