Peacock has shared with us a first look at its upcoming drama series Irreverent, premiering on the streaming service on November 30, 2022 (See the full Peacock November 2022 schedule).
The series stars Colin Donnell (Arrow, Chicago P.D.), PJ Byrne (Big Little Lies, The Boys), Kylie Bracknell (I Met a Girl), Briallen Clarke (The Heights), and Tegan Stimson (The Tailings).
Irreverent also stars Ed Oxenbould (Better Watch Out), Wayne Blair (Firestarter), Russell Dykstra (Rake), Calen Tassone (Bassendream), and Jason Wilder (Love and Penguins).
In the series, a criminal mediator from Chicago is forced to flee his life and everything he knows and hide out in a small Australian reef community in Far North Queensland posing as the new church Reverend
“Reverend Mackenzie Boyd” (not his real name) has made a mess so bad he can never go home, but he’s going to need all his considerable street smarts to pull off posing as clergy – something he doesn’t know the first thing about.
If he slips up, he’s dead and, after a lifetime of crime, doing good work is not something that comes naturally.
But “Mack” finds himself in a small beach town, with no phone or internet, amongst a community that is filled with people desperate for connection and crying out for a leader.
What at first seems like a perfect hiding place from the Chicago mob quickly becomes Mack’s home.
But as he reluctantly settles into his new life, Chicago commences the hunt. The only way he will be able to stay off their radar will be to maintain the illusion that he is a Reverend.
To do that though, Mack will have to appear to care. Trouble for Mack is, after all that pretending, it may just become a little bit real.
Paddy Macrae is the showrunner, creator and writer. Andrew Knight is also a writer and executive producer, while Debbie Lee and Alastair McKinnon executive produce.
The directors are Jonathan Teplitzky and Lucy Gaffy. The writers include Andrew Anastasios, Angela McDonald, Darlene Johnson, and Dan Knight as well.
The show is produced by Tom Hoffie and Matchbox Pictures, which is part of Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group.
The series, which consists of ten 60-minute episodes, is a co-production between Peacock and Netflix Australia. It will be distributed by NBCUniversal Global Distribution.
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