One of the major Oscar contenders this year, John Crowley’s “Brooklyn,” is set to get a TV spin-off series.
Screen Daily reports that producers Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey are developing a series that will revolve around the character of Mrs. Keogh (Julie Walters), her boarding house, and the girls who stay there.
Many of the scenes set at the house, and Walters’ turn in the role, were amongst the most well-regarded aspects of the 1950s-set film about a young Irish girl (Saorise Ronan) and her coming of age. In the movie, Keogh runs a home for English, Irish, and American girls who recently immigrated to the area.
Ronan is not expected to return for the series, indeed it’s likely much of the supporting cast of the film will not be back, including some of the girls such as Patty played by Emily Bett Rickards due to the actress’ commitments to The CW’s “Arrow”. The hope is though that Walters will reprise her role.
The series, out to writers at the moment, has been in the works for some time with the author of the original book being pitched the idea even before the film had a script.