Paddy Power moves into prime time TV with The VAR Room sitcom


Paddy Power has announced it is releasing a new football-themed sitcom which will be broadcasted on terrestrial TV and streaming services.

The VAR Room, a four-part series, takes a tongue-in-cheek look at what REALLY happens behind the scenes at Stockley Park – the home of VAR in England. The series features a star-studded lineup with guest appearances from former Premier League referee, Mark Clattenburg, as well as football legends Teddy Sheringham, Paul Ince and Alan Curbishley.

The four-part series of 23-minute shows will debut on Virgin Media Two in Ireland starting tonight (16th June) at 10:30pm, and run for the next three consecutive Wednesdays.

And The VAR Room will also be available online via Paddy Power’s YouTube channel and is set to be streamed on Amazon Prime later this month.

The shambles at Stockley Park last season gave our brilliantly talented writers enough creative ideas to fuel an entire sitcom series, which Virgin Media and Amazon Prime wanted a piece of too.

We’ve long been renowned at Paddy Power for our content – and we really feel we’ve raised the bar with The VAR Room, which we hope is our first sitcom series of many from our team.

“The VAR Room” is written by Steven Quick and Noel Slevin, directed by Nathan Camponi, produced by Colin Offland, and stars Tendayi Jembere, Ashley Margolis, Anthony Richardson and Mark Davison.