Irish filmmaker Gerard Barrett has sold his hour-long drama Honey to FX and Fox. The story, which is currently in development, is being kept under wraps but is set in the world of corporate espionage.

Barrett came to prominence when he won the Rising Star Award at the 10th Irish Film & Television Awards for his 2013 debut, Pilgrim Hill. His follow-up Glassland starred Jack Reynor and Toni Colette.

Speaking about the deal with FX and Fox, he said: "I’m beyond excited and honoured to work with the most talented and ambitious people in television drama.

"Look at the shows FX have produced recently, Fargo, The Americans and Sons Of Anarchy to name but a few.

"I can’t wait to go on this journey with FX and bring Honey to life in a bold and ambitious manner with the collaboration of their incredible creative and productions teams."

Gerard Barrett came to prominence with 2013's Pilgrim Hill

In 2015, Barrett filmed Brain on Fire in New York City and Canada. It was based on the book of same name, and starred Chloë Grace Moretz and Charlize Theron.

His highly-praised, three-part television mini-series Smalltown was broadcast in September 2016 on TV3 and starred Pat Shortt.