Sky have announced that a host of Irish stars are to feature in the newest series of Moone Boy when it returns to screens on March 2.
Sir Terry Wogan, Sharon Horgan, who is currently starring in her co-written Channel 4 comedy Catastrophe, and Bronagh Gallagher of Pulp Fiction and the Commitments fame will all be joing Chris O’Dowd this season.
John Sessions, known for his improvised comedy on classic Whose Line Is It Anyway?, will also appear in the show’s third outing.
The Irish sitcom, co-written by O’Dowd, is semi-autobiographical of the comedian’s life and focuses on a young boy’s experience of growing up in Boyle, Co. Roscommon in the late 1980s and the early 1990s.
This series will focus on Martin Moone’s life in the 90s but in no hurry to grow up he is still joined by his imaginary pal Sean Murphy, plus best mate Padraic.
In the fresh batch of escapades Wogan will play the host of a home video show, Sharon Horgan plays Liam’s yoga-loving and Gallagher will star as Padraic’s best friend.
Sessions plays Dr Steven Gnot, local conspiracy theorist and radio presenter of “Believe It Or Not with Dr Steven Gnot”. He investigates the many anomalies that occur in Boyle, a town which is well-known to be Ireland’s foremost UFO hot-spot.
The opening episode of the six-part series will premiere on Sky 1 on Monday, March 2.