Treasure Entertainment has announced that new comedy pilot Headcases, created and written by Charleigh Bailey, and starring Seána Kerslake and Charleigh Bailey, will air on RTÉ One on Sunday 8th September at 22.30 as part of their new drama and comedy season.

Headcases Hair and Beauty is about to go through some changes. Long-time BFFs, Michelle and Cheryl, are ready to take their business to the next level by purchasing the building. All they need is loan approval. With its misfit congregation of staff and clients, can this Northside Dublin salon hold it together through conflicting management styles, a mean green situation and an errant blow-dry when the lending manager visits the salon? Or will internal drama cut their ambitions short?

Headcases is directed by Hugh O’Connor, whose debut feature film Metal Heart was also produced by Treasure and was released in Irish cinemas this summer. In addition to Charleigh Bailey, Headcases features an all-star Irish cast that includes Seána Kerslake, Shaun Dunne, Hilda Fay, Ian Lloyd Anderson, Sarah Morris, and Shauna Higgins. It is produced by Claire McCaughley for Treasure Entertainment, in association with RTÉ and Fís Éireann/Screen IrelandHeadcases is a comedy pilot funded by RTÉ under their partnership with Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland to support new Irish scripted comedy projects with export potential.

I’m really excited for Headcases to air this Sunday. Set in a Northside Hair & Beauty salon, it is a world I know really well and a world that I haven’t seen explored on TV. It’s filled with real, multi-dimensional characters that audiences will hopefully relate to and connect with. Having been told for quite some time now: ‘Don’t wait for the phone to ring, create your own work!’. Headcases is my direct response to that and I’m really excited for audiences to see it. I’m very grateful to RTÉ and Screen Ireland for supporting my first writing venture and giving me the opportunity to create my very first pilot.

Charleigh Bailey, Writer, Creator, and Actor

It’s been a pleasure to work with Charleigh to bring Headcases to the screen. The show captures the authentic comedic voice of Dublin’s Northside. Hair and beauty salons are everyday relatable environments where human beings are seen in all their glory – warts and all! It’s the ideal setting for a comedy show about friendship, foibles and fiascos. Our hugely exciting and talented cast really delivered on Charleigh’s voice under the skilled direction of Hugh O’Conor.

Claire McCaughley, Producer – Treasure Entertainment

We were hugely impressed by the calibre of ideas that came in and choosing just four presented a challenge. This scheme was specifically aimed at developing Irish scripted comedy that can travel to overseas audiences, building on recent partnerships in that area with UKTV, BBC and Netflix, among others.

Justin Healy, Executive Producer – RTÉ Comedy

Headcases will air on Sunday 8th September at 22.30 on RTÉ ONE.

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