Jock O’Keeffe (Chris Whalley) and Conor MacSweeney (Alex Murphy) will be back on Irish screens soon with a brand new season of ‘Young Offenders’.

Cork is ready to reoffend!

A pair of Leeside’s most lovable messers are set to make a glorious return to TV screens in Ireland and the UK very soon.

To the delight of fans, RTÉ and the BBC have recommissioned Cork-based hit comedy ‘The Young Offenders’ for its fourth season.

To make things even more exciting, the series’ producers Vico Films have issued a casting call for the new series, with further available at

Season 4 will catch up once again with Cork rogues Conor MacSweeney and Jock O'Keeffe who were first introduced in the box office smash feature film ‘The Young Offenders’ back in 2016.

Peter Foott, creator of ‘The Young Offenders’, said he and the team are “over the moon” with the commission of season 4 which will air on BBC One.

“Audiences have been asking for more of the journeys of these characters and we’re very excited to take the show in new directions for series 4 and can’t wait to bring it back to TV screens,” he said.

Series 2 and 3, filmed back-to-back in 2019, proved massive draws for audiences not only in Ireland and the UK, but across the world, and the show garnered critical acclaim for its sensitive yet hilarious story-telling and performances.

Ben Caudell, Commissioning Editor for BBC Comedy said: “We’re so happy to have ‘The Young Offenders’ back on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, so that viewers once again enjoy the adventures, and misadventures, of all these brilliant comic characters – they may not be quite so young, but they’re still very much offenders.”

‘The Young Offenders’ has been commissioned for the BBC by Jon Petrie, Director of Comedy Commissioning. The series’ producers are Peter Foott and Cormac Fox, alongside executive producers Lotte Beasley, Abby Singer and Michael Doherty. Commissioning Editor for RTÉ Comedy is Justin Healy. The director for series 4 is Jamie Jay Johnson.

Further info about ‘The Young Offenders’, including transmission details, will be announced in the coming months.