The Young Offenders cast have said they love to make their families proud and say their upcoming TV series on RTÉ2 "is a big deal for everyone".

The six-part television series will debut on February 8, and will see the stars of the hit feature film reprise their roles for the small screen.

The coming-of-age adventure follows Conor (Alex Murphy) and Jock (Chris Walley) as they navigate their awkward teenage years, coming up with schemes to distract them from their troubled home lives and inability to stay out of trouble in school.

Speaking to RTÉ Entertainment on the red carpet in Dublin on Monday night, the cast spoke about how their new TV show isn't just a huge deal for them.

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Hilary Rose, who plays Conor's mother in the movie and series, said her family are just delighted that she and her husband - the show’s producer and writer-director, Peter Foott -  have made something good.

"For these guys, it’s kind of their first time out of the trap, but for me and Peter we’ve been at it for quite a while."

"Our friends and family are just really proud and really happy that we just made something good."

Rising star Alex Murphy says his family and relatives often come on set to watch him film, especially his dearest granny.

"Everyone is just really proud. It’s a new experience for me but also for my family. They come on set and watch and they come to these kinds of events.

"It’s a big deal for everyone really – and granny as well. It’s a new thing for everyone."

The Young Offenders TV series starts on RTÉ2 on February 8 at 9.30pm

The new TV series was filmed in Cork last summer, and Peter Foott, the film's writer-director who has also written, directed and executive produced the TV series, previously told RTÉ Entertainment that it won't be a straight-up sequel to the film.

You can catch The Young Offenders TV show on RTÉ2, February 8, at 9.30pm.