AWARD-WINNING author of How to be a Woman and well-known Times journalist Caitlin Moran is turning to TV with a six-part series co-written with her sister Caroline Moran.
Entitled Raised By Wolves, the Channel 4 show reimagines the “brilliant chaos” of the Morans’ second-generation Irish Catholic childhood.
“Me and my sister Caz were part of a family of eight children who were home educated on a Wolverhampton council estate”, says Moran of their childhood. We just couldn’t understand why we’d never seen anyone like our family on television."
Moran has described her real life Irish dad as a one-time "drummer and psychedelic rock pioneer".
The new series is directed by Dublin-born IFTA winner Ian Fitzgibbon, a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin who has worked TV shows from Prime Suspect to Father Ted.
Fitzgibbon is also known for his first feature film, the critically acclaimed A Film With Me In It. His second film, Perrier’s Bounty, starred Brendan Gleeson, Cillian Murphy and Jim Broadbent.
Fitzgibbon's TV directing credits Threesome, Moone Boy starring Chris O’Dowd (for which he won an IFTA for best television director) and The Awkward Age with Irish comic Dylan Moran.
Raised by Wolves begins on Channel 4 on Monday March 16