Irish funnyman Chris O’Dowd’s home grown comedy ‘Moone Boy’ has been commissioned for a third series by Sky One.

O’Dowd who writes and stars in the semi-autobiographical series will also make his directorial debut in the third series. The comedy drama is set in Co. Roscommon and tells the story of Martin Moone and his imaginary friend, played by O’Dowd.

O’Dowd says at home in Roscommon: “Nobody will let you away with anything,”

“The people that know you won’t let you change. I don’t think that I’m the kind of person that would have been changed anyway, but I know I bloody won’t now . . .

“I’ve known everybody here since I was born and I think they’re happy with how things are going with the show. We had the world premiere here. It’s kind of hard to say these kinds of things without coming across like a dickhead, but I think they’re proud of me.”

Sky's Head of Comedy Lucy Lumsden said: "Since launching Sky's push into comedy in 2010 across our four entertainment channels, the genre has flourished under our investment establishing Sky firmly within the television comedy landscape.

"The outstanding talent at the heart of these series demonstrates the range and ambition of our output and our continued commitment to the genre."

Watch a trailer for Moone Boy below: