Siobhán McSweeney, who plays Sr Michael in Channel 4 hit Derry Girls is set to star alongside her fellow Cork actor and Belfast star Máiréad Tyers in new Disney+ show Extraordinary.

The eight-part superhero comedy series began filming in London on Wednesday and Tyers, who will soon be seen in Kenneth Branagh's Belfast, plays the lead role as Jen, a girl who has no superpowers in a world of superheroes.

McSweeney will play Jen’s mother.

In a statement, Disney described Jen as a "young, painfully self-aware woman who lives in a world where everyone has a superpower . . . except her", adding "Extraordinary is a "fresh, innovative comedy about being young and finding your feet in a confusing world, when all you’ll ever be is 'ordinary’".

Fermanagh native Emma Moran wrote the show and it is being produced by Sid Gentle Films, the producers who also made Killing Eve.

Extraordinary will also star Sofia Oxenham, who played Tess Tregidden in BBC’s Poldark and Eydis on Netflix show Cursed.