The team behind Cuckoo, nominated for Best Online Drama at this year’s prestigious Webbys Awards, have been so overwhelmed by the level of interest in their original online drama series, that they are now exploring avenues that would enable them to develop it into a TV series.
Dynamic producer Marie Caffrey has always been aware of Cuckoo’s potential for worldwide appeal and sees the nomination as an exciting step towards reaching an international audience.
Cuckoo, the first-ever Irish drama nominee, has been brushing shoulders at the Webbys with Hollywood royalty such as Tom Hanks (Electric City), Charlize Theron (Charlize Theron Gets Hacked) and Jerry Seinfeld (Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee). The awards results will be announced today at 5pm, with the ceremony taking place in New York on 21 May.
The original story behind Cuckoo, written by Nikki Racklin, with a script written by Racklin and the show’s talented director Danann Breathnach, tells the tale of Niamh Keegan, a disaffected teenager who becomes convinced that her parents snatched her as a toddler. Forthcoming storylines, to be played out when the series hits our TV screens, promise a host of twists and turns involving Cuckoo’s intriguing characters.