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  • Premiered: 
    January 3, 2016
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  • Network: RTE
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Historical
  • Tags: WW1

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Plot Synopsis

REBELLION is a limited drama series that follows three young women who are prepared to sacrifice everything for the dream of a better life and have vital roles in Ireland's independence in World War I. The story begins with the outbreak of WWI. 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 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 Colin Teevan. "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." SundanceTV aired the U.S. premiere of this miniseries on Sunday, April 24, 2015 at 8pm ET/PT, with the remaining two installments on Monday, April 25 at 9pm and Tuesday, April 26 at 9pm.
SundanceTV premiered the finale of REBELLION on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT. As Frances, May & Aunt Nellie are being terrorized by Detective Coleman, May tries to turn herself in to the authorities.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Touchpaper Television
  • Produced by Zodiak Media Ireland


  • - Ireland