Former UFC fighter Cathal Pendred's actor career has taken another positive step as the Dubliner has landed a leading role in an Amazon exclusive series.
We've previously seen Pendred in roles on Ray Donovan and Into The Badlands, and are expecting to see him in some capacity in the Baywatch remake due out soon, but this will be his first leading role so it will be interesting to see how it goes.
According to Deadline.com, Pendred has signed on to play an Irishman by the name of Michael Leary in an adaptation of a horror podcast by the name of 'Lore'.
Former UFC fighter-turned-actor Cathal Pendred is set for a lead role in Amazon’s adaptation of the horror podcast Lore, which recounts true stories of frightening and paranormal occurrences.
Pendred will play Michael Cleary, a real-life character from Irish folklore in the horror anthology series. A cooper who makes barrels for a local creamery, Michael is married to the younger Bridget. When Bridget starts making more money than he does, and starts questioning his decisions, Michael is convinced that his loving wife has been replaced by a changeling — and he will do literally anything to prove himself right.
Fair play to him.
As we've said having seen him in Ray Donovan in a reduced role, it will be interesting to see how he gets on as the lead. In case you never caught him on Ray Donovan, here's a clip of him playing a boxer by the name of Joxy Maguire.
We're looking forward to checking Lore out, and we'll update you when we know a timeframe for it's release.