Mrs Brown's Boys returns for double Christmas special

Mrs Brown's Boys returns for double Christmas special

MRS BROWN’S Boys will return to television screens later this year for two Christmas specials.

Brendan O’Carroll and the cast have had a busy 2014, promoting the silver screen version of the hit series starring popular Irish matriarch Agnes Brown, and will now be preparing for the upcoming episodes.

The BBC confirmed the news on Twitter on Thursday, much to the delight of the shows fans.

Rory Cowan, who plays the gay son of TV matriarch Agnes Brown, also shared the news and revealed that the demands of the series have necessitated the actors to sign production and touring deals for the next four years.

“We’re doing two Christmas specials in October then we’re back on the road in March, finishing in Dublin doing six shows in the 3Arena,” he said.

“That finishes on December 19 next year, and the year after we’re off to tour Australia, New Zealand and Canada.”

The Christmas episodes will mean that this autumn will be a busy period for co-star Jennifer Gibney, who is currently taking to the dance floor as a Strictly Come Dancing contestant.

Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie - which saw Agnes fighting to save her fruit stall from a ruthless developer – was a box office hit this summer and made more than €10 million at the Irish box office and £15 million at the UK over the summer.