Christina Hendricks, Paddy Considine to Star in Chris O’Dowd’s Sky Drama ‘Small Town, Big Story’

September 07, 2023

Christina Hendricks and Paddy Considine have been tapped to lead “Small Town, Big Story,” an exciting new drama produced by Sky Studios and created by Chris O'Dowd, best known for "State of the Union."

This six-part dramatic comedy explores the impact of a Hollywood production descending upon a tranquil Irish village. As the bustling movie crew sets up shop, the village's inhabitants find themselves caught in a whirlwind of chaos, desperately trying to shield a long-buried secret.

The production of "Small Town, Big Story" is an Equity production and is currently filming in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Notably, Sky Studios has assured that all cast agreements adhere to SAG-AFTRA regulations, a significant consideration amidst an ongoing actors' strike. Cast contracts were secured prior to the strike.

Christina Hendricks, famous for her role in "Mad Men," steps into the shoes of Wendy Patterson, an L.A. producer with deep roots in the fictional Irish village of Drumbán. On the other hand, Paddy Considine embodies the character of Seamus Proctor, the local doctor and a pillar of the community.

The cast is rounded out by Eileen Walsh (“Catastrophe”), who plays Proctor’s wife Catherine, Leia Murphy (“Fair City”) and David Rawle (“Moone Boy”) as siblings Joanne and Sonny, Patrick Martins (“The Confessions of Frannie Langton”) as Jules O’Brien, Evanne Kilgallon (“Obituary”) as Shelly McGoldrick, Andrew Bennett (“The Quiet Girl”) as Barry Battles, Ruth McCabe (“Aisha”) as Betty Battles and David Wilmot (“Station Eleven”) as Keith McCurdle.

Stay tuned for additional casting announcements as production unfolds. O’Dowd will direct alongside Catherine Morshead, Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman.

“Small Town, Big Story” has already started shooting in Ireland and is set to premiere in the U.K. and Ireland on Sky (and Sky’s streaming platform Now) in 2024.

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