Peter McKenna

Writer / Executive Producer / Showrunner

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Natasha Galloway
Associate Agent: Talia Tobias

Film, TV & Theatre

Peter McKenna has written extensively for film, television and stage. He is the creator and Showrunner of RED ROCK, an award winning drama for Irish broadcaster TV3, which was acquired by AMAZON PRIME and the BBC. He has just completed writing episodes of forthcoming dramas THE GLOAMING (ABC Studios/STAN), THE LAST KINGDOM (Netflix/BBC/Carnival), and AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS (BBC/ZDF/Seven West Media) starring David Tennant.

Other writing credits include THE MUSKETEERS (BBC1/BBC America), THE LIVING & THE DEAD (BBC1/BBC AMERICA), FRANKIE (BBC 1), CASUALTY (BBC 1), and THE CLINIC (Parallel Productions/RTE), where he was Head Writer and Story Consultant.

He also wrote a “genre-breaking” episode of EASTENDERS in 2018, incorporating the testimonies of family members of knife crime victims, that was awarded a BAFTA.

Peter currently has a number of shows at various stages of development including HIDDEN ASSETS (ACORN TV/Facet 4/RTE), and KIN (BRON Studios/Octagon Films/Headline Pictures) which was co-created with director Ciaran Donnelly, both are scheduled for production in 2020.

In Development

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AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS

2020

BBC/ZDF/Seven West Media

Writer 1 x 60'. Series 1, Episode 6. Starring David Tennant.

Television

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THE GLOAMING

2020

ABC Studios/STAN

Writer 1 x 60'. Series 1, Episode 5.

THE LAST KINGDOM

2020

Netflix/BBC/Carnival

Writer 1 x 60'. Series 4, Episode 8.

THE LIVING AND THE DEAD

2015

BBC

Writer x 1 episode
Created by Ashley Pharoah and Matthew Graham

THE MUSKETEERS 3

2015

BBC1 / BBC America

Writer x 1 episode
Starring: Luke Pasqualino, Tom Burke, Marc Warren

RED ROCK

2014

Company / Element

Creator/Showrunner
Prods: Paula Heffernan, Hugh Farley, Gareth Philips
Dirs: Various

THE MUSKETEERS 2

2014

BBC1 / BBC America

Writer x 1 episode
Prod: Colin Wratten
Dir: John Strickland
Starring: Luke Pasqualino, Tom Burke, Marc Warren

THE MUSKETEERS

2014

BBC1 / BBC America

Writer x 1 episode
Prod: Colin Wratten
Dir: Andy Hay
Starring: Peter Capaldi, Luke Pasqualino, Tom Burke

FRANKIE

2013

BBC

Writer x 1 episode
Prod: Erika Hossington
Dir: Ashley Way

EASTENDERS

2012

BBC

Writer x 2 episodes
Prods: Lorraine Newman, Jenny Robins
Dirs: Lee Salisbury, Richard Lynn

HOLBY CITY

2012

BBC

Writer x 2 episodes
Prod: Emma Stuart
Dirs: Dermot Boyd, Julie Edwards

CASUALTY

2012

BBC

Writer x 1 episode
Prod: Erika Hossington
Dir: Paul Murphy

DOCTORS

2011

BBC

Writer x 1 episode
Prods: Mike Hobson, Ella Kelly
Dir: Lisa Clarke

THE CLINIC

2008

Parallel Films / RTE

Writer x 8 eps from 2005-2009
Prods: Orla Bleahen-Melvin, Jonathan Curling
Dirs: Various