Penned by Mike O’Leary, one of the writers on the cult E4 drama Misfits, EIPIC is an off-beat lo-fi comedy drama that follows the fortunes of five rural teenagers who take over their local abandoned post office in 2016 to start a musical revolution. With a tremendous soundtrack featuring the likes of LCD Sound System, Santigold, Brian Eno, Talking Heads. Future Islands, Horselips, Girls Names, Django Django and more, EIPIC is being broadcast on TG4 at 10pm for 6 weeks from Thursday, 4th February 2016.
Speaking of the Irish-language led mashup of music, drama and comedy, writer Mike O’Leary said, “Youth television – if we can even call it that anymore, has seen some ground-breaking and genre-defining work emerge in the last few years on the other side of the Irish Sea. The canon was crying out for a show with a uniquely Irish twist on this most universal of stories – growing up. While authentic, real and wild were the guiding principles in creating the world of EIPIC, I always had this one concept at the back of my mind: this should look like TV drama penned by Flann O’Brien on the Monday after Electric Picnic.”
And, with the next episode to run tomorrow evening, State has an exclusive sneak preview of episode two, featuring Róisín Ní Cheilleachair singing ‘Seasons’ by Future Islands.