Sunday, April 24 through Tuesday, April 26 at 9 PM ET/PT on SundanceTV
In honor of the 100th anniversary of when the Easter Uprising began on April 24, 1816, SundanceTV will premiere Irish drama “Rebellion” as a special three-night miniseries event beginning Sunday, April 24th through Tuesday, April 26th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The five-part miniseries charts the birth of modern Ireland during one of the most tumultuous and dangerous periods in history.
“Rebellion” begins with the outbreak of World War I. As expectations of a short and glorious campaign are dashed, social stability is eroded, and Irish nationalism comes to the fore. The tumultuous events that follow are seen through the eyes of three young women and their families, lovers and friends from Belfast, Dublin and London as they play vital and conflicting roles in the narrative of Ireland’s independence. Some prioritize family loyalties; some are motivated by the noblest of ideals, some by opportunism; others take up arms, prepared to sacrifice everything for the dream of a better society and true independence.
“‘Rebellion’ is a character-driven drama that follows three very different women and the role each one plays in the Easter Rising of 1916, a defining moment in Irish and British history,” said executive producer and writer ColinTeevan. “Stories about the struggle for Irish independence have typically been told from a male and Nationalist point-of-view, so we’re excited to explore this pivotal time from multiple and largely female perspectives. As can be seen from recent uprisings in the Middle East, women are often the first to the barricades to demand change, but also the first to be banished back to their homes and to the footnotes of history once their cause has been successful. We’re so proud that ‘Rebellion’ will be seen on SundanceTV, the home of many captivating and original international stories, and we feel certain that audiences will relate to each of our heroines, who are simultaneously flawed yet inspiring, guileful yet honest, and foolhardy yet brave.”