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Content Canada 2019

Playground pounces on Panti

UK drama producer Playground has optioned Irish drag queen and gay rights activist Rory O’Neill’s memoir Panti: Woman in the Making.

The US- and UK-based prodco, founded in 2012 by producer Colin Callender, is developing the work into a scripted comedy for television.

The novel follows O’Neill’s life and work, performing under the stage name Panti Bliss, and follows his central role in Ireland’s legalisation of same-sex marriage in 2015.

The series will star O’Neill as Panti and will be set in and around O’Neill’s Panti Bar in Dublin. O’Neill is represented by Kitty Laing and Aoife Rice at United Agents.

Playground has produced more than 50 hours of TV drama including BBC duo Wolf Hall and The Dresser, which airs on Starz in the US.

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