Tipped to follow in the footsteps of Father Ted and Derry Girls, Frank of Ireland sees brothers Brian and Domhnall Gleeson team up for what looks set to be a hit new Irish comedy show. Available to watch in most regions via Amazon Prime Video, find out how to watch Frank of Ireland where you are here.
Written and starring the two siblings, Brian (Peaky Blinders, Hellboy) plays self-centred kiddult Frank, a socially awkward, struggling musician still living at home in suburban Dublin. As he hits the significant Irish age of 33, his family force him to face up to some hard truths about his arrested development, with suitably daft results ensuing.
UK and Ireland release date: April 15
Time: 10pm BST
US, Canada and Australia release date: April 16
Cast: Brian Gleeson, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Greene, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Pom Boyd, Brendan Gleeson
Watch in the UK and Ireland: All4
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Very much a family affair, the show sees Domhnall (General Hux in the Star Wars sequels) , play Frank's loyal best friend, Doofus, whose full-time job appears to be clearing up the mess left in his pal’s wake.
The series kicks off with Frank receiving the devastating news that his ex-girlfriend Áine (Sarah Greene) has found a new boyfriend who just happens to be both a doctor and a mixed martial arts expert.
Unable to accept that she could get over him so soon (they only broke up six years ago), Frank endeavours to get a gig at Áine’s grandmother’s funeral, hoping to win her back with his sensitive singer songwriter skills.
Produced by Catastrophe's Sharon Horgan, there's plenty of top drawer TV pedigree involved that should ensure that this new show delivers plenty of laughs . Read on as we detail how to watch Frank od Ireland online, and for FREE if you’re in the UK and Ireland via Channel 4, or a new or returning Amazon Prime Video customer elsewhere around the world.
How to watch Frank of Ireland online: stream the new show today in the UK and Ireland for free
Co-produced by Channel 4 , Frank of Ireland will be shown exclusively in the UK and Ireland on the free-to-air channel, with new episodes being shown every Thursday at 10pm from April 15.
As well as being able to watch via linear TV, you'll also be able to stream episodes via Channel 4's All4 online service on your PC or via its mobile apps for Android and iOS.
This means anyone located in the UK and Ireland can watch all of the service's content for FREE. Registration takes seconds, but you should be in possession of a valid TV license, as this now extends to digital content as well as traditional box viewing.
How to watch Frank of Ireland online: stream the new Prime Video series today in the US, Canada, and Australia
Those looking for a big helping of Gleeson-filled comedy in the US, Canada and Australia are being catered for by Amazon Prime Video, who will begin realising episode of the new comedy show on April 16th.
Better yet, if you’re new to the VOD service, or haven’t had an active account for 12 months or more, you can watch Frank of Ireland without paying a thing as part of Amazon Prime’s 30-day FREE trial.
All Amazon Prime memberships include Amazon’s VOD service, in addition to ad-free music streaming, Prime Gaming, exclusive deals, and their famed free delivery service.
If you decide to keep it after the free trial expires, then Prime costs:
- US: $12.99 per month or $119 for the year
- Canada: $7.99 per month or $79 for the year
- Australia: $6.99 per month or $59 for the year
Subscribers can access the service in web browsers, on smart TVs, iOS and Android smartphones/tablets, games consoles like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One X, streaming boxes and dongles like those made by Roku, Amazon’s Fire TV devices, Apple TV, as well as a number of compatible Blu-ray players.
How to watch Frank of Ireland from abroad
If you're a Prime Video subscriber or a Channel 4 viewer and find yourself stuck in a country where either service isn't available, or you can’t access the same content provided back home, then that's probably down to geo-blocking restrictions.
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Kevin Lynch is a London-born, Dublin-based writer and journalist. The author of Steve Jobs: A Biographic Portrait, Kevin is a regular feature writer for a number of tech sites and the former Technology Editor for the Daily Mirror. He has also served as editor of GuinnessWorldRecords.com and has been a member of the judging panel for the BAFTA British Academy Video Game Awards. Alongside reviewing the latest AV gear, smartphones and computers, Kevin also specialises in music tech and can often be found putting the latest DAWs, MIDI controllers and guitar modellers through their paces. Born within the sound of Bow Bells, Kevin is also a lifelong West Ham fan for his troubles.