As part of its announcement today about the 2nd Half 2022 premieres of its slate of scripted Originals, Peacock disclosed the US debut date for Aussie drama Irreverent.
Showrun, created, and written by Paddy Macrae, Irreverent follows an American criminal who, in order to stay alive, is forced to hide out in a small Australian reef town, posing as a man of the cloth.
Irreverent will premiere in the US on Wednesday, November 30, exclusively on Peacock.
The drama centers on a criminal mediator from Chicago who is forced to flee the city, his life, and everything he knows, and hide out in a small Australian reef community in Far North Queensland, posing as the new church Reverend.
“Reverend Mackenzie Boyd” (not his real name) has made a mess so bad that he can never go home. And here in Australia, he’s going to need all of his considerable street smarts to pull off posing as clergy — something he doesn’t know the first thing about. If he slips up, he’s dead. After a lifetime of crime, doing good works is not something that comes naturally.
But “Mack” finds himself in a small beach town, with no phone or internet, amongst a community that is filled with people desperate for connection and crying out for a leader. What at first seems like a perfect hiding place from the Chicago mob quickly becomes Mack’s home. But as he reluctantly settles into his new life, Chicago commences the hunt. The only way he will be able to stay off their radar will be to maintain the illusion that he is a Reverend. To do that, though, Mack will have to appear to care. Trouble for Mack is, after all that pretending, it may just become a little bit real.
The cast of the ten-episode, hour-long drama includes Colin Donnell (Chicago Med, Arrow), PJ Byrne (The Boys, Big Little Lies), Kylie Bracknell (The Gods of Wheat Street, Redfern Now), Briallen Clarke (The Heights, The Heart Guy), Tegan Stimson (The Tailings), Ed Oxenbould (Reckoning, Bloom), Wayne Blair (Mystery Road, Total Control), Russell Dykstra (Rake, Spirited), Calen Tassone (The Heights, Red Dog: True Blue), and Jason Wilder (Harrow, Great White).
A production of Matchbox Pictures (part of Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group), the series is a co-production between Peacock and Netflix Australia. It will be distributed by NBCUniversal Global Distribution.
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