Here's why this 'utterly bonkers' Irish zombie show is a must watch this Fall 5 years ago

Here's why this 'utterly bonkers' Irish zombie show is a must watch this Fall

Things are about to get weird.

Drop Dead Weird is just one of the newest shows hitting RTÉ2 this fall - and it sounds like it's going to be absolutely hilarious.

Moone Boy's David Rawle has opened up about his new role in the "utterly bonkers" show, and why he was particularly proud to have joined the cast.

The 26 part series follows an Australian family who have relocated to a remote village on the coast of Ireland.

Somewhere during the journey to their new home, the three kids find out their parents have become zombified.

And as they adjust to their new surroundings, things begin to get particularly weird.

The Moone Boy actor said at the RTE new season launch:

"Drop Dead Weird is utterly bonkers. It’s a new kids comedy show, based in Ireland.

"It’s about these three Australian children who move to Ireland and somewhere along the way…their parents turn into zombies."

Drop Dead Weird spent two months filming in Sydney, Australia, which was an "utterly brilliant and wonderful experience" for the cast.


But there was one problem that the Leitrim actor found himself facing.

He said:

"It was absolutely incredible, we spent a few months in Sydney - from November to December.

"It was just utterly brilliant, a wonderful experience.

"Because it’s set in Ireland and we were shooting over there, I had to stay indoors a lot.

"And whenever I did go outside, I had a huge umbrella and slathered on the Factor 50."

The 16 year old told how the 26 episode series' intense schedule was "all worth it in the end", as he praised co star, Father Ted's Pauline McLynn, who plays his mother on the show.


He added:

"The experiences I had over there were just incredible and getting to know everyone was so worthwhile.

"Pauline McLynn is in it, playing my mother. She’s just a genius - absolutely hilarious. It was a pleasure working with her."

David added that Drop Dead Weird has a particular level of importance to him - and it's all based on his own childhood.

"It’s really important as well, because when I was younger, there wasn’t that many TV shows for kids set in Ireland. It was all American or English.

"So it’s lovely to be a part of something that is homegrown, Irish, and that people will hopefully come to love."

Drop Dead Weird beings on RTE2's TRTÉ this Fall.