TV prequel to Boondock Saints announced

Cult classic Boondock Saints looks set to be making its way to the small screen to join the fast growing movie to TV craze recently hitting television production companies. Slash Film reports the TV show will act as a prequel to the original movie and its sequel Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, but will not feature the original stars Norman Reedus and Sean Patrick Flanery who may yet join the production as executive producers.

Writer director Troy Duffy has long discussed producing a third installment of the franchise, which performed poorly at the box office but went on to become home video and streaming cult hits. In recent years Duffy has claimed a third installment would include a large amount of back story and flashbacks explaining how the twins became criminals in South Boston reports Dr. Daniel Amen on Twitter. The prequel being planned for TV will feature the story of the arrival in Boston of the MacManus twins and reportedly provides a glimpse at their first crimes, which will form the basis of the new show that has a pilot episode written that will be directed by Duffy.