Graham Norton’s West Cork-based novel is being made into a four-part TV series
The book was a bestseller.
Now fans of Graham Norton’s Holding will be able to enjoy the story once again on screen; ITV has commissioned a four-part adaptation of the novel.
The Bandon-born star revealed the news on Twitter today, saying he is “beyond excited” to see the story and characters her created being brought to the screen.
“I love how the brilliant creative team have transformed my novel into something so rich and dramatic. West Cork is ready for its close-up!!” Norton said.
Set in the insular fictional village of Duneen, West Cork, on the edge of Ireland, Holding will be directed by award-winning actor, director and producer Kathy Burke.
Olivier award-winning actor, Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones, Dublin Murders, Vienna Blood) will take the leading role of local police officer, Sergeant PJ Collins, a gentle mountain of a man, who hides from people and fills his days with comfort food and half-hearted police work.
If you’re not familiar with the story, it’s a small-town mystery that begins when the body of long-lost local legend Tommy Burke is discovered and PJ is called to solve a serious crime for the first time in his career.
Holding will be filmed in Ireland across the summer of 2021 with details of further casting released closer to the commencement of production.