No new episodes of Mrs Brown’s Boys for at least a year as show’s star : worldleaks
TV favourite will not be back for an entire year will no doubt displease loyal fans who can’t get enough of the Irish comedy starring Scott Gary Hollywood.
FANS of hit comedy Mrs Brown’s Boys will have to wait a entire year for a new series because the show is too popular.
Gary Hollywood, who stars in the show which toppled Downton Abbey in a Christmas evaluations head-to-head, said creator Brendan O’Carroll is too busy to write new material.
Gary, who plays gay hairdresser Dino, said: “Brendan’s writing as quick as he can but I’m afraid viewers will have to wait another year before they see any new TV episodes.”
“We’ve been travelling the UK non-stop and Brendan wrote a book, a movie and two Christmas specials last year.
“We’re also about to tour Australia, with almost half a million tickets already sold for our 42 shows.
“Once that is over, we will rush back to the UK for the premiere of Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie in June, then we’ve two more Christmas offers to do.”
Potty-mouthed Irish mammy Agnes Brown, played by O’Carroll, has been a runaway success for the BBC, winning Baftas and leading the festive ratings.
More than 11million tuned in on Christmas Day, easily beating STV’s Downton Abbey and even BBC smash Doctor Who.
The show is filmed at BBC Scotland after initial success as a stage show at Glasgow’s Pavilion Theatre. Gary, 34, from Glasgow, said: “Mrs Brown’s Boys has become a development. It’s been a rollercoaster ride since the first series in 2011.
“But it’s taken 15 years of hard work, touring theatres all over the world, before we became an ‘overnight success’. There were a lot of hard times along the way.
“We really appreciate our fans because they are the ones who believed in us and kept coming back for more.
“While the critics loved slagging us off, our fans kept us going and we will never forget that.
“There are people who turn up time after time, they’ve become real friends. It’s great seeing them all when we are on tour.”
O’Carroll, 58, faced many ups and downs before finally hitting the big time with Mrs Brown’s Boys.
He was working as a waiter in a wine bar when he got his first break in local radio – and Agnes Brown was born.
Dublin attenders loved the character so much, Agnes was asked back again and again and a theatre show developed.
Gary said: “When Brendan asked me to join the show all those years ago, I didn’t hesitate because he’s not only brilliant, the rest of the cast became like family too.
“I’ve loved every minute. We all had faith in Brendan and the show.”
The turning point came four years ago when BBC producer Stephen McCrumb cut down into Glasgow’s Pavilion Theatre one night and saw the show.
He laughed so much, he carried the BBC to commission a TV version.
“The rest is history,” said Gary. “We’ve hardly stopped since.”
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