It was hard to believe that a sequel to Boondock Saints was being made, back when Troy Duffy announced All Saints Day. Fans of the series probably never thought they’d be here again, but it turns out we are. This time around the announcement has nothing to do with a new movie, Boondock Saints is being adapted for a series on the small screen.
You read that correctly. Troy Duffy is currently working on a potential television series and pilot. Duffy wrote and directed the two previous films, which starred Norman Reedus and Sean Patrick Flannery. The original, The Boondock Saints, became a cult-favorite after its release in 1999.
Duffy says, “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 Boondock Saints to a whole new audience.”
Don Carmody, Lloyd Segan, and D. Matt Geller will serve as executive producers alongside Duffy. Reedus and Flannery are rumored to be co-executive producers for the project, as well.
What the Hell Would a TV Series Be About?
In the first film, two Irish brothers start a vigilante crusade against Boston’s criminal underworld — who have long plagued the city and its inhabitants. The boys want justice and revenge, especially after they’re paid a visit by thugs. In the first movie, we see them rise to the occassion and take on an entire organization. In the sequel, they’re coerced out of hiding and pretty much do the same thing — take out a criminal organization through vigilante efforts.
Apparently, the TV series will explore the brothers’ origins before the events of The Boondock Saints. Considering both Reedus and Flannery are much older now — and they looked aged in the last film even — it’s safe to assume that new actors might take on the roles of the young brothers. Who will play the younger boys, we have absolutely no idea at this point. Then again, it’s possible that assumption is wrong and the original actors will reprise their roles.
That also brings up the question: will the fan-favorite Rocco return? I sure hope so, even if he is a cat killer.