If you’re not familiar with the cult classic Boondock Saints, you’re missing out. The plot centres around twin brothers and Catholic vigilantes, Connor and Murphy. After a bar brawl involving the Russian mob, the twins decide to battle with the criminal underworld.
What follows is a whole heap of guns, action, and a very tongue-in-cheek feel. Connor and Murphy are soon seen as angels, using their faith to help them bring down the mob. Not sold yet? In addition to all of the above, the fantastic Billy Connolly plays the twins’ Father, Noah MacManus.
No doubt, Boondock Saints fits the model of a cult classic. Although the film debuted in 1999, it only scored a 20% critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Yet, Boondock Saints has gained a large following since and a 91% audience rating. In addition to this, the film also had a lukewarm sequel, which premiered back in 2009. Yet, ScreenRant is reporting that creator Troy Duffy is making a TV origin show based on Connor and Murphy MacManus.
“Don Carmody Television announced they’ll be reteaming with Duffy to produce The Boondock Saints: Origins television series with Duffy and DCTV’s Carmody and David Cormican on board as executive producers.”
In addition to this, the team behind the Boondock Saints TV reboot has also released a campaign trailer. In the video below, David Della Rocco, who plays the Funny Man in the movies, hypes up the new show. To celebrate the Boondock Saints returning to our screens, the guys are running a competition too. Check it out, below:
Why TV for the MacManus brothers this time round, though? Here’s what creator Troy Duffy had to say:
“A television series is the perfect medium for storytelling inside the world of our beloved blue collar super heroes. The brothers have always been defenders of the people, justice, fairness and the city of Boston. In this sensitive time of human rights unrest, government scandal and civil corruption, there couldn’t be a better moment to re-launch the brothers iconic brand of justice in the Cradle of Democracy.”
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