Rebellion (TV Mini Series 2016)

TV Mini-Series   |  TV-MA   |    |  Drama, History, War

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Rebellion is a five part serial drama about the birth of modern Ireland. The story is told from the perspectives of a group of fictional characters who live through the political events of the 1916 Easter Rising.




  • Brian McCardie and Marcus Lamb in Rebellion (2016)
  • Ruth Bradley in Rebellion (2016)
  • Rebellion (2016)
  • Brian Gleeson in Rebellion (2016)
  • Brian McCardie in Rebellion (2016)
  • Ruth Bradley, Brian Gleeson, Sarah Greene, and Charlie Murphy in Rebellion (2016)

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Colin Teevan (creator)

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22 May 2016 | t-dooley-69-386916
| Fantastic Mini Series on the Birth of Ireland as a nation.
I saw this on Netflix and it starts in 1914 where we meet a group of Dubliners, some of whom are still loyal to an ever distant British Crown and others who are confined by the bonds of a colonial power that has abused and neglected its closest colony for hundreds of years – rebellion is in the air.

This has many of the real people at the time being portrayed including Padraig Pearse and James Connolly to name but two. But it is really told through the eyes and experiences of three women – a touch I liked very much. We have five succinct episodes that chart the road to the 1916 uprising and the consequences and I have to say I thought it was excellent.

Now there are some critics who say this is a trivialised account by the state owned RTE television company and as such has airbrushed a lot of the important details. It may well have done but there is still enough here to give a real flavour of what the times were like.

It is a big budget affair too with some stellar performances including Brian Gleeson and Ruth Bradley but no one does a bad job at all. I loved the period detail and the use of Gaelic in parts added to the authenticity and made me realise my Gaelic is sorely rusty. The action scenes are excellent too with all the tense atmosphere and raw emotion pouring off the screen. Historical licence aside this is still an ambitious and well realised TV series. My only real complaint is I wanted it to go much farther and would love a second season or maybe even a third – truly recommended.

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Release Date:

24 April 2016


English, Irish

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Filming Locations

Dublin, Ireland

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