BrooklynThe Academy Award-nominated film "Brooklyn" is getting made into a TV series, without Oscar-nominated star Saoirse Ronan.

Variety reports that the BBC is adapting the movie for television, and that the series will revolve around Julie Walters' character, landlady Ma Kehoe, and a mix of Irish, British, and American young women living at her boarding house.

In the film, Irish immigrant Eilis Lacey (Ronan) is living at the house when she meets and falls in love with Tony (Emory Cohen). But a family emergency takes her back to Ireland, and Eilis becomes torn between home she grew up in and the home she's made for herself in New York.

For her performance as the strict, sharp-tongued Ma, Walters was nominated as a supporting actress for a BAFTA award.

"Brooklyn" received much critical acclaim, and with "Downton Abbey" finished, perhaps this might be BBC's next great period drama.

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