'Gangs of New York' meets 'Peaky Blinders' in 1815 Dublin.
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The Liberties is a period TV drama set in Dublin in the early 19th Century and tells the stories of three siblings and their links to the legendary life of boxer Dan Donelly.
The titular Liberties area, where much of the action takes place, was gifted to the privileged classes of Irish society as a “liberty” of the Crown, where they could devise their own laws and regulate trade as they saw fit. But for the majority of the population, life was fought out in the dense warren of backstreets and alleyways for whatever gains could be made. In the 1810s, this place is desperate for any kind of hero…
The Liberties was created by Pierce Ryan (Black ’47), Gary Duggan (Amber) and international commercials director Brian Durnin. The Liberties is being developed and executive produced as a TV series by Durnin’s production company Greenhorn with Laura McNicholas of 925 Productions and Simon Doyle of Failsafe Films.