RTE drama Kin secures plush new residence for Birdy after housing disaster battle


KIN’S Birdy has flown the nest — after producers of the hit gangland present discovered her a brand new pad.

Final month The Irish Solar revealed how the RTE present confronted a housing disaster after they did not safe one of many houses from the primary collection.

Maria Doyle Kennedy answers the door in her dressing gown to Clare Dunne


Maria Doyle Kennedy solutions the door in her dressing robe to Clare DunneCredit score: Mark Doyle
Frank is found on the floor by Birdy


Frank is discovered on the ground by BirdyCredit score: RTE
A new house has been found for filming


A brand new home has been discovered for filmingCredit score: Mark Doyle

Now an opulent two ­storey red-bricked home has been discovered for gangster matriarch Birdy in Dublin 4.

And residents acquired a shock when taking pictures started and actress Maria Doyle Kennedy, 57, was noticed opening the entrance door for brand spanking new household chief, Amanda, performed by Clare Dunne, 33.

An insider mentioned: “With the Garda automotive parked exterior the Kinsella houses close to Aviva Stadium, it appears like Birdy has flown the coop.

“It most likely didn’t assist that Frank Kinsella took an ­overdose at Birdy’s home within the final season finale which might have introduced extra hassle at that tackle.”

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Nonetheless, residents of leafy Dublin 4 shall be relieved to listen to that Aunt Birdy’s isn’t transferring in ­completely.

Kin crew filmed for simply two hours on the road this week. However insiders say they plan a return to movie extra exterior scenes on the home subsequent month.

US bosses of Bron Studios, the monetary backers of the crime collection, have been on set previously few weeks to watch filming.

However insiders deny two ­seasons of Kin, collection two and three, are being made on the identical time.

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As a substitute, a call on a 3rd collection will solely be made after season two is screened later this 12 months.

A supply mentioned: “It’s one other tortuous watch for the producers, writers and forged to see if that they had been recommissioned however that is TV.

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“It takes a large funding from abroad to fund. A collection on this scale may by no means have been funded in Eire alone.”

Asserting the second collection, RTE declared Kin their most profitable drama of 2021, drawing a mean of over 621,000 viewers.


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