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Love/Hate producer confirms season five underway as US deal imminent

Killian Scott as Tommy, Tom Vaughan Lawlor as Nidge, Peter Coonan as Fran and Brían F. O’ Byrne as Detective Inspector Mick Moynihan
Killian Scott as Tommy, Tom Vaughan Lawlor as Nidge, Peter Coonan as Fran and Brían F. O’ Byrne as Detective Inspector Mick Moynihan

RTÉ are in the final stages of a deal that will see Irish crime drama Love/Hate given the remake treatment for a US audience.

Suzanne McAuley, the producer behind the show, said she expects a deal with an as-yet-unnamed US broadcaster to be announced in the coming days.

She also confirmed that a fifth series of the show is currently being written by creator Stuart Carolan.

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More than one million viewers watched last night’s sixth and final installment of the fourth season, representing an audience share of 54% – which broke the previous record set by the season premiere of 971,000 viewers.

Speaking to the Irish Film and TV Network, McAuley said of the US makeover: “I expect there will be an announcement soon. James Flynn (producer with Octagon Films) and RTÉ are at the final stages of negotiation to close the deal.”

A scene from episode one of season four
A scene from episode one of season four

Of season five she added: “Stuart is writing series five at present. We are in constant dialogue about where the story is going and what I can say is that we are more confident with the show and we have agreed to push ourselves even more next year, you know, to really ‘go for it’. Other than that, my lips are sealed.

“Series four was a huge challenge for Stuart. He needed to bring the story into a new direction – to let it grow. Introducing the cops and new characters added a whole new dimension to the show , all the time trying to build on the success of series three. It was a lot of pressure for us and we all felt it. But it worked!”

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One comment on “Love/Hate producer confirms season five underway as US deal imminent”

  1. Ellie

    Thoroughly enjoyed it, even though I thought it was a bit flat

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