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‘Game of Thrones’ Aidan Gillen, ‘Barbarians’ Stephen Saint Leger Board Gaelic Epic ‘The O’Neill’ (Exclusive)

‘Game of Thrones’ Aidan Gillen, ‘Barbarians’ Stephen Saint Leger Board Gaelic Epic ‘The O’Neill’ (Exclusive)

Aidan Gillen, star of “The Wire” and Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish in “Game of Thrones,” is attached to play one of the leads in “The O’Neill,” a Gaelic Ireland epic turning on its greatest hero, Hugh O’Neill.

Stephen Saint Leger, director of “Vikings,” “Vikings: Valhalla” and the climactic “The Battle” episode of “Barbarians,” is also on board, set to helm the series’ pilot and a number of episodes.

Set up at Dublin’s Revolution Media, headed by Jack Armstrong who originated the series concept, and at top Irish producer Subotica, “The O’Neill” will be showrun by Tim Loane, a showrunner on Canal Plus’ “Versailles” Season 3 and lead writer on Sky/Hulu’s “Das Boot” and currently “Marcella.”

Armstrong will present the series on Tuesday at Conecta Fiction’s Pitch Copro Series, the meet’s industry centerpiece, where it weighs in as the biggest and most ambitious of titles

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