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RTÉ To Debut Nativity Comedy Series Online

A first for RTÉ who are planning to debut a new show online before broadcast on television.

CCCahoots are the group behind the three-part Comedy series coming to RTÉ 2 this December.

CCCahoots are an Irish TV and film production company specialising in comedy, whose work prioritises warm natural performances; a cinematic, often colourful look; and most importantly, widespread ‘soundness’ on set!

The School’ is a mockumentary following the appointment of a new principal to a primary school just weeks before their Christmas nativity, with hilarious results. The show is set to make us feel nostalgic for our old school days.

RTÉ, for the first time ever, has decided to release the whole series online before it debuts on our tv screens. The three-part mockumentary is available to watch on the player from November 17th before it’s release on RTÉ 2 on November 23rd.

“It is part of our strategy to build Player as a destination in its own right for watching fresh content,” said RTÉ head of online Aoife Byrne.

CCCahoots members play the three main roles. Tadhg Hickey plays Tom Hegarty, who comes up with far fetched plans in an attempt to make things difficult for the new principal. Dominic Machale portrays the new principal Mr. English.  Lauro O’Mahony takes on the role of Briege Daly.Hickey also wrote and directed the series with additional material by the cast.

‘The School’ coming to RTE 2 December 2017.

The team have previous experience from creating, writing and performing in a different web series for RTE’s Republic of Telly and short drama platform Storyland about a man who is in love with himself.

The trio has previously created a new short film based on a group of hipsters in Cork. The mockumentary style film is a taster for a longer narrative about a family who starts a funeral business.

Archive box-sets such as Fade StreetPopstars and The Clinic have also been added to the Player this year along with short videos such as recipes, exercise workouts and an interiors feature.

“We want to be able to give users a more personalised experience and to get that you will have to sign in,” Ms Byrne said.



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