EXCLUSIVE: Stephen Shields Is...

Movies & TV

EXCLUSIVE: Stephen Shields Is Up For A Republic Of Telly Reboot!

Shannon Keenan
Shannon Keenan

03:14 11 Apr 2024

Share this article

Stephen Shields Is Up For A Republic Of Telly reboot!

With songs like Murder On The Dancefloor and Unwritten trending again, and TV shows like Wizards of Waverly place making a return to our screens, it's safe to say we are living in the comeback era - So why not bring back some Irish classics!

SPIN caught up with Irish screenwriter Stephen Shields at the special preview screening of Abigail to ask him if his hit comedy show, Republic Of Telly will be making a comeback...


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by SPIN1038 (@officialspin1038)

Speaking about the success of the show Stephen said: "Do ya know what? I meet up with the guys every so often and I'd love to do it again!"

"Kevin McGahern and Dermot Whelan, it was a great time in RTÉ when we were working on that show and even if we just had a one-off it would be great!"

Talking about one-offs, we had to ask if a movie could be on the cards, "Gotta talk to Dermot about it" he laughed.

Repro Free: 03/04/2024 Writer Stephen Shields pictured at a special preview screening of Abigail at Light House Cinema, Dublin. Filmed in Ireland, Abigail is in cinemas nationwide from Friday April 19th. Picture Andres Poveda

His current project is Abigail, a horror movie about a group of kidnappers who capture and must watch over Abigail, the daughter of a powerful underworld figure from whom they demand a $50 million ransom.

However, they soon get more than what they bargain for when they realize they are trapped inside with no ordinary little girl.

Abigail is out in cinemas from the 19th of April - And it's Fang-tastic!

For all the hottest entertainment stories, keep SPIN loud with Shannon Keenan on the hour everyday from 10am-5pm.

Share this article