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  • Premiered: 
    January 3, 2016
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  • Network: RTE
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Historical
  • Tags: WW1

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    Season 2

Plot Synopsis

REBELLION is a limited drama series that follows three young women who are prepared to sacrifice everything for the dream of a better life and have vital roles in Ireland's independence in World War I. The story begins with the outbreak of WWI. As expectations of a short and glorious campaign are dashed, social stability is eroded, and Irish nationalism comes to the fore. The tumultuous events that follow are seen through the eyes of three young women and their families, lovers and friends from Belfast, Dublin and London as they play vital and conflicting roles in the narrative of Ireland's independence. Some prioritize family loyalties; some are motivated by the noblest of ideals, some by opportunism; others take up arms, prepared to sacrifice everything for the dream of a better society and true independence. "REBELLION follows three very different women and the role each one plays in the Easter Rising of 1916, a defining moment in Irish and British history," said executive producer and writer Colin Teevan. "Stories about the struggle for Irish independence have typically been told from a male and Nationalist point-of-view, so we're excited to explore this pivotal time from multiple and largely female perspectives. As can be seen from recent uprisings in the Middle East, women are often the first to the barricades to demand change, but also the first to be banished back to their homes and to the footnotes of history once their cause has been successful." SundanceTV aired the U.S. premiere of this miniseries on Sunday, April 24, 2015 at 8pm ET/PT, with the remaining two installments on Monday, April 25 at 9pm and Tuesday, April 26 at 9pm.
Known as RESISTANCE in the UK, Season 2 of REBELLION had its U.S. premiere on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT, as Netflix released the entire five-episode season. As the conflict between the British government and the revolutionary Dail rages, personal connections cloud allegiances for participants on both sides. The season opens with pressure mounting and the Dail and Michael Collins seeking ways to secure funding. After a brush with the British, Jimmy's role in the rebellion changes. Surprise visitors catch Harry and Eithne off guard. Patrick contends with a dubious comrade. Ursula socializes with workmates after hours.


Other Titles

  • Season 2 aired in the UK as: Resistance

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Touchpaper Television
  • Produced by Zodiak Media Ireland


  • - Ireland