Still from Jim Sheridan's much loved "In America."

HBO is reportedly developing a drama series based on Jim Sheridan’s 2002 film ‘In America.’

The Wicklow-born Sheridan teamed up with his then teenage daughters Naomi and Kirsten to write the movie, which was based on their family’s experience as struggling Irish immigrants in New York. The screenplay earned the writing team an Oscar nomination.

Deadline reports that the acclaimed film director and his daughters have now signed a deal to develop an HBO series, produced by Fox TV Studios, that will be inspired by the movie.

According to, if the project goes forward, it will be the first TV project for six-time Oscar nominee Sheridan, who is known for his films ‘My Left Foot’ and ‘In the Name of the Father.’