This miniseries begins with the outbreak of World War I. As expectations of a short and glorious campaign are dashed, social stability is eroded and Irish nationalism comes to the fore. The tumultuous events that follow are seen through the eyes of three young women and their families, lovers and friends from Belfast, Dublin and London as they play vital and conflicting roles in the narrative of Ireland's independence. Some prioritize family loyalties; some are motivated by the noblest of ideals or opportunism; while others take up arms, prepared to sacrifice everything for the dream of a better society.
The cast includes Brian Gleeson ("Snow White and the Huntsman," "The Bachelor Weekend"), Charlie Murphy ("Philomena"), Michelle Fairley ("Game of Thrones"), Ruth Bradley ("Humans," Best Actress IFTA for "Grabbers") and Sarah Greene ("Penny Dreadful," Tony Award-nominated for "The Cripple of Inishmaan").
"Rebellion" is produced by Touchpaper Television and Zodiak Media Ireland for RTÉ, in co-production with SundanceTV, and is written by Colin Teevan, directed by Aku Louhimies, and produced by Catherine Magee. The executive producers are Rob Pursey, Jane Gogan, Christian Vesper, Colin Teevan, David Crean and Clare Alan. The miniseries is funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the Television Licence fee.