Brendan O’Carroll, the creator and actor of Mrs Brown’s Boys, has hinted that the eponymous character would face mental health concerns in a forthcoming episode.
The comedy premiered in 2011, with three seasons produced between then and 2013.
There have been additional Christmas and New Year’s Day specials subsequently, as well as a Halloween episode.
However, it was revealed this week that a new season, the first in a decade, will be launched in September.
Brendan, 67, has now revealed some of the plot specifics, revealing that Agnes Brown would be dealing with mental health issues.
He stated that in the first episode, she will be depressed about her life, but the tale will end with a good message.
‘I’d never done Agnes as depressed and everybody gets depressed at some point,’ he told OK!
‘I wanted to make sure that Agnes did contact the doctor, as that’s what you have to do when you’re depressed, you can’t handle it on your own.
‘But as well as that, of course it had to be funny!’.
He added: ‘So, at the same time the doctor is trying to cure Agnes’s depression, he’s also trying to cure granddad’s constipation. That was super fun!’
Brendan also discussed what it was like to reprise his part as the Irish mammy for the four episodes.
‘I’ve been able to write a lot more freely for this new series as I’ve not had to keep things at Christmas,’ he said.
‘As soon as the Christmas episodes are shown, I’m usually sat in January thinking “what the heck am I going to do with the Christmas tree this year?”
‘But this felt much freer. So it was, what would Agnes do if she was rich? Or what would she do if she was depressed?’
Speaking previously about the return, Brendan said: ‘This mini-series was actually planned for 2021. Having been thwarted twice, firstly by Covid-19 and then by a post-Covid shortage of studios, it’s fantastic to, at last, have the chance to make it happen.’
He then warned audiences to ‘fasten your seatbelts and hold on to your hats’.
All previous episodes of Mrs Brown’s Boys streaming on BBC iPlayer. The first new episode will air on Sunday September 8 at 9.30pm on BBC One.
Source My Celebrity Life.