Broken Irish Optioned for TV Series
September 27, 2018
Veteran Producer David Streit Has Optioned BROKEN IRISH For TV Series
Veteran producer David Streit has optioned Edward J. Delaney’s novel BROKEN IRISH (Turtle Point, 2011) for a limited television series.
BROKEN IRISH delivers a captivating portrait of 1990s South Boston at the crossroads of the millennium—a place where little distinguishes mob bosses from pillars of industry, the bullied from the bullies, and the pious from the pitiful. In this tough Boston neighborhood, six lives are about to converge on a time when “Whitey Bulger has evaporated into the ether but his boys still kick around on the street corners…waiting for Whitey’s Second Coming.”
In discussing his plans for the series, Streit said, “Delaney’s hauntingly beautiful characters are challenged to make sense of a world in transition—a proud tribe struggling to preserve its relevance and existence in the face of gentrification and corporate greed. BROKEN IRISH is a complicated, enthralling and satisfying novel ready for transition to the visual narrative of television.”
The novel garnered starred reviews in each of the publishing trade magazines, landed on several “best of the year” lists and went on receive the Editors’ Choice Award from Booklist and the New England Book Festival Grand Prize. Delaney’s latest novel, Follow the Sun, was published in June.