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23rd Nov 2018

The Young Offenders Is Returning For A One-Off Christmas Special With Robert Sheehan

Kiara Keane

The Young Offenders will be making a comeback to our screens a lot sooner than we expected.

The hit show has a Christmas special on the way with Robert Sheehan which has already been filmed and will air on RTÉ and the BBC next month.

The official air date has not yet been announced, though stars of the show Alex Murphy and Chris Walley have revealed a few details about filming The Young Offenders Christmas Special.

Speaking to The Irish Times, Walley said, “We were shooting in October, so you had to keep reminding yourself when you went home: Oh, it’s not Christmas yet.”

Murphy said that Robert Sheehan was “lovely to work with”, explaining, “It’s even better because growing up watching shows like Misfits and Love/Hate you never think you’ll be in scenes with him.”

They added that filming in Cork has “gone even crazier again” following the huge success of The Young Offenders season 1 as well as the film that started it all.

Murphy said, “It’s all filmed on the streets of Cork and you can see the pride that people have in it.

“They’re always so respectful and quiet when we’re actually filming. And you can see how much support we have and that it seems to be growing and growing all time.”

Earlier this year, season 2 of the show was also confirmed to be happening so it looks like we can expect to see plenty of Conor and Jock in the near future.

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