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The Boondock Saints to negate a decade’s worth of prestige TV with prequel series

Somebody alert that guy from your community college screenwriting class who wore a trench coat and thought that putting “fuck” in every line of dialogue made his scripts “edgy,” because The Boondock Saints is actually being made into a TV series. Rights to the divisive 1999 cult film, which was condemned by critics as a brainless, pointless Tarantino clone but still has a 7.9 rating on IMDb because some people like that kind of thing, have been bought by IM Global Television, which plans to launch a prequel TV series. (The film already has a sequel, The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, which was released in 2009.)

Writer/director Troy Duffy—who has been hinting at a Boondock Saints TV series since 2011, because what else is he going to do?—is attached to write the series and direct the first episode. According to Deadline, Duffy has already prepared a pilot episode and a bible for the series, which given Duffy’s talent for on-the-nose Catholic imagery is probably an actual Holy Bible. Deadline also says that the Boondock Saints movies have grossed more than $260 million in theatrical and DVD sales since the first movie was released in 1999, a fact to keep in mind as you watch Duffy in the 2003 documentary Overnight. No casting announcements have been made as of yet, and Duffy’s fair-weather friend Harvey Weinstein does not appear to be involved in the TV series.


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