Want to appear in The Young Offenders TV series? Here’s your chance 2 years ago

Want to appear in The Young Offenders TV series? Here’s your chance

Being from Cork will be a distinct advantage.

It was with much delight in Irish film and TV circles that greeted the news that one of the best movies to come out of the country in recent years, The Young Offenders, had been commissioned for a six-part TV series by BBC Three and BBC Comedy, in association with RTÉ.

The fictitious tale of two young tearaways from Cork – Conor MacSweeney (Alex Murphy) and Jock O'Keefe (Chris Walley) – heading off an a 160km road trip in an attempt to cash in on a cocaine fortune was a massive hit with audiences and critics alike on its release last year.

Production on the TV series is set to begin in Cork this summer and production company Vico Films have issued a callout looking for cast members who are either from Cork, or who can do a passable Cork accent.

If you’re a star-in-waiting looking for your big shot, you can fill out the application form here; all applicants will have to provide a YouTube video of themselves talking in their own accent (completely unrehearsed) and a rehearsed video of themselves talking in a Cork accent.

For more information on what sounds like a pretty sweet opportunity for budding actors and actresses, particularly budding actors and actresses from Cork, check out the Vico Films website.

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