Denis Leary brings ‘Sirens’ to USA Network


We wondered what Denis Leary would do after “Rescue Me,” and now we know — executive producing and writing a show combining comedy with EMTs, worlds he knows well. According to The Hollywood Reporter, USA Network has given the green light to Leary’s version of “Sirens,” a UK series that starred “Games of Thrones” actor Richard Madden before being canceled after one season. The remake will center on three Chicago EMTs who find it impossible to sustain relationships but have a knack for saving the lives of those who end up in their ambulance. The cast includes Michael Mosley (“Pan Am”), Kevin Daniels (“Modern Family”), Jessica McNamee (“The Vow”), and Kevin Bigley (“Game Change”). Leary, a Worcester native and Emerson grad, has been largely out of view since “Rescue Me” went off the air after seven successful seasons. . . . A shout-out to Newton’s John Slattery — Roger Sterling to all you “Mad Men” fans — who’s set to direct his first feature, “God’s Pocket,” an indie drama starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Jenkins, Christina Hendricks, and John Turturro. Slattery adapted the screenplay (with Alex Metcalf) from Pete Dexter’s novel.

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