Lovable rogues Conor and Jock of The Young Offenders are set to cause even more trouble over the coming months as BBC Three have commissioned more episodes of the popular movie-turned-TV series.

The coming-of-age adventure, which originated as a movie, 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.

Show creator Peter Foott, said: "The response already to the show has been phenomenal, myself and the whole team have been blown away by it.  To have BBC Three commission a second series so quickly is a dream come true, their support for the project has been unwavering from the start.  

"This level of commitment is incredibly reassuring, and we're keen to continue telling stories involving these characters.  We're very grateful to the BBC for allowing us to do so." 

A spokesperson for RTÉ added: "RTÉ is happy to have the opportunity of working with Vico and BBC Three again on a second series of The Young Offenders."

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

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."

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."

The Young Offenders heading for second series
The Young Offenders heading for second series

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."

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