Dylan Moran signs deal with US TV network to write and star in pilot

Irish comedian Dylan Moran has signed a deal with ABC studios in the US to create, write, and star in the pilot episode of a planned new series.

Dylan Moran signs deal with US TV network to write and star in pilot

Under the deal, according to Deadline.com, Moran will also produce the pilot, and the series itself, if the pilot is ordered.

While he has established himself in the UK, Canada, and Australia, Moran, 41, has yet to make any serious inroads in the US.

He regularly performs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Montreal Comedy Festival, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and the Cat Laughs Festival in Kilkenny.

Moran will soon be seen on the big screen opposite fellow Irish actors Brendan Gleeson and Chris O’Dowd in Calvary, the new movie from The Guard director John Michael McDonagh.

Moran achieved his initial success at the Edinburgh Festival, going on to major success on the small screen with his Black Books series, which co-starred Bill Bailey.

Moran’s movies include Shaun Of The Dead, Run Fatboy Run, Good Vibrations, and the black comedy A Film With Me In It.

Born in Navan, Co Meath, he lives in Scotland with his wife Elaine and their two children.

In a Channel 4 poll, he was ranked as the 14th greatest stand-up comedian in the world.

He recently appeared at the Vodafone Comedy Festival in Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens, where he sold out four shows.

While he confessed to not spending much time in Ireland any more, he used the ongoing financial crisis for plenty of his material.

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