Norman Reedus Not Involved In ‘Boondock Saints’ TV Series

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Norman Reedus Boondock Saints TV Series

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Norman Reedus Boondock Saints TV Series

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The 1999 cult favorite The Boondock Saints is being rebooted as a TV series, but Gossip Cop is exclusively told the film’s star, Norman Reedus, has no involvement in the project.

The original Boston-set crime thriller centered around two Irish-American brothers, played by Reedus and Sean Patrick Flanery, who become vigilantes in order to rid their city of crime. The film was a critical and commercial disappointment at the time of its initial release, but it went on to become a cult classic and spawned a 2009 sequel also starring Reedus. The upcoming TV series, however, won’t feature “The Walking Dead” star.

Troy Duffy, the writer/director behind the franchise, announced this week he’s teaming up with Don Carmody Productions to produce “The Boondock Saints: Origins,” a prequel series that takes place before the events of the first movie. Accompanying the announcement was a video featuring actor David Della Rocco, who appeared in both films, describing a campaign in which fans can win prizes in exchange for pre-ordering the show’s DVD box set.

Casting details for the prequel have yet to be revealed, but a rep for Reedus exclusively tells Gossip Cop the actor hasn’t signed on for the show. “Troy Duffy put out this video and did not speak or consult with us in advance,” says a spokesperson for the actor. “We want to make it clear to the fans that Norman is NOT creatively involved or collaborating on this project.”

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