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Monday 24 November 2014

BBC backing Mrs Brown's Boys sequel

Head of BBC Films Christine Langan has said the corporation is right behind Brendan O'Carroll if he decides to make a sequel to Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie.

The big screen version of the hit Irish sitcom has proved a phenomenal success at the box office, and there have been rumours of a follow-up or even spin-off movie about some of the supporting characters, such as Mrs Brown's son Rory, his husband Dino and their hair salon.

Christine told RadioTimes.com: "He is wonderful to work with and the audience love him and we would want to keep that relationship going.

"Watch this space, I wouldn't be surprised [if there was a sequel]. There isn't a script as far as I know. But I very much hope that he will come up with a sequel and I don't imagine he won't.

"It's great fun - he's good at it. He has got a huge audience. We see Brendan as being absolutely brilliant BBC talent. What we can do at BBC Films is get BBC talent onto another platform."

Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie follows Agnes Brown as she fights for her market stall which is under threat from a business developer. It soared straight to number one in the UK and Ireland box office, taking £4.3 million in its opening weekend.

Christine added: "We will see if this can be sustained but it has already done way more than most British films do."

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