October 11, 2019
Acorn Media Enterprises and RTÉ have partnered for the production of “The South Westerlies,” an Irish comedy-drama starring Orla Brady (“American Horror Story,” “Mistresses”), Eileen Walsh (Catastrophe, Women on the Verge, Can’t Cope Won’t Cope), Ger Ryan (Little Dog, Rialto, Raw), and Patrick Bergin (Sleeping With the Enemy, Patriot Games, EastEnders, Red Rock), among others.
When a small coastal town in the south-west of Ireland is earmarked for a Norwegian-owned wind farm, it’s not just the spectacular scenery that’s under pressure. For a single working mother (Brady), tasked with going undercover to bring the project home, her eco-battle is compounded by the return of a crinkly-eyed surfer with an unmistakable resemblance to her teenage son.
“With an impressive ensemble cast, a picturesque setting, and first-rate writing, ‘The South Westerlies’ will definitely interest Acorn TV’s subscribers and audiences worldwide,” Catherine Mackin, managing director of Acorn Media Enterprises, said in a statement.
Acorn is operated by AMC Network’s RLJ Entertainment subsidiary.
Filming began in mid-September with the 10-week shoot ending in mid-November. Shoot locations include Wicklow Town and Cork in Ireland and Oslo, Norway.