Rebellion, Rté One, Ireland
Pitch: Period drama series about the emergence of a new state during one of the most disruptive and terrifying periods in history. The drama is set over three weeks in Easter 1916, charting the violent birth of modern Ireland, as the Easter Rising explodes into life and announces the beginning of a campaign for independence that will take seven years to resolve. Also slated to air in the US on Sundance TV. Season 2 already in development.
Social media buzz: According to the witspottER analytics, the period drama was the second most commented drama premiere of the week in social media in Europe. Trended #1 on Twitter in Ireland during its transmission.
Premiere: Sunday, January 3, 2016
Distributor: Zodiak Rights
5 weekly 60-minute episodes