Boondock Saints and The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day writer-director Troy Duffy is teaming up with IM Global to develop The Boondock Saints prequel TV series. Troy Duffy will write and direct the first episode of The Boondock Saints TV series, and serve as an executive producer on the series along with Don Carmody and Lloyd Segan, who produced both of the movies. Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus, who play the brothers Connor and Murphy MacManus, are in talks to serve as executive producers as well.
The show will trace the origins of the MacManus brothers, the Irish immigrants from South Boston who go on to become vigilantes cleaning up the streets of their hometown. The producers are currently seeking a showrunner for the series, and while it is not set up at a network yet, they are seeking a straight-to-series order, bypassing the pilot phase completely. Here's what Troy Duffy had to say about The Boondock Saints prequel TV series in a statement.
"For years I've been obsessed with telling a real origin story with Boondock, and IM Global TV has stepped up. Television is the perfect medium to explore these controversial characters on a much deeper level and to bring The Boondock Saints to a whole new audience."
The original Boondock Saints only had a limited theatrical release in 2000, but it quickly became a cult classic thanks to strong DVD sales in the years that followed. It spawned the 2009 sequel The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, with both movies earning over $260 million worldwide through its theatrical release and home video sales. Are you looking forward to The Boondock Saints coming to the small screen?