|Written by||Colin Teevan|
|Directed by||Aku Louhimies|
|Country of origin||Ireland|
|Original language(s)||English, Irish|
|No. of episodes||5|
|Executive producer(s)||Catherine Magee
|Running time||52 minutes per episode|
|Original network||RTÉ One|
|Picture format||1080i 16:9|
|Original release||3 January– 31 January 2016|
RTÉ secured €400,000 in funding from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland in 2014. In May 2015, RTÉ confirmed it would produce a drama series commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the 1916 Rising; the show was filmed during summer 2015 in Dublin.  In December 2015, RTÉ Television confirmed the series would premiere early January on Irish television. The series, which cost €6 million, is the most expensive drama series produced by the public broadcaster. RTÉ and Zodiac Media, the production company that made Rebellion, are set to produce a sequel series, titled Rebellion: Two States, set during the War of Independence.
RTÉ's five-part television mini-series depicts fictional characters in Dublin during the 1916 Rising. The commemorative drama begins with the outbreak of World War I. 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 a group of friends from Dublin, Belfast, and London as they play vital and conflicting roles in the narrative of Ireland's independence.
|No.||Title||Original air date|
|1||"Young Guns"||January 3, 2016|
|As Irish nationalists plot to overthrow British rule, friends May, Frances and Elizabeth follow separate paths in order to do their bit.|
|2||"To Arms"||January 10, 2016|
|On Easter Monday a few hundred rebels launch their attack taking the authorities and holidaying Dubliners by surprise. Lover is pitted against lover, friend against friend and brother against brother as the rebellion takes hold.|
|3||"Under Siege"||January 17, 2016|
|Three days into a siege the rebels seek international recognition for Irish independence but the British forces are closing in. Elizabeth, Frances and Jimmy are caught up in the action at the GPO.|
|4||"Surrender"||January 24, 2016|
|In the face of overwhelming British reinforcements, the rebels surrender. Swift military court martials and executions follow. Meanwhile, tragedy strikes the Mahon family as their young son Peter is shot and killed.|
|5||"The Reckoning"||January 31, 2016|
|As the dust settles from the rebellion, May, Elizabeth and Frances deal with the consequences of their actions.|
The series premiered on SundanceTV in the US, on April 24, 2016 and on YLE (Finnish Broadcasting Service), on June 1, 2016. Sundance has combined episodes into pairs and titled them: "To Arms" S1E1+S1E2, "Under Siege" S1E3+S1E4, and "The Reckoning" S1E5.
Following its first broadcast, episode 1 held a strong audience of 619,000. 41% of the available audience tuned in to RTÉ One to watch the opening episode of the five-part series, with an additional 45,000 people catching it on RTÉ One +1 and more than 9,000 people viewing it on the RTÉ Player.
The Irish Times gave the first episode a favourable review. The Irish Mirror claimed that the series was "destined to court controversy". Dr. Shane Kenna, a historian and lecturer at TCD, criticised the series for its "poor ahistorical script with no educational benefit". The series was slated on social media, with many viewers criticising its historical inaccuracies. Pat Stacey, writing in the Irish Independent, wrote negatively about the dialogue, stating: "the characters didn’t so much converse as chuck out egregiously stilted slabs of text which hung in the air for a moment, before crashing to the floor", concluding: "It’s not historical accuracy the Rebellion has to worry about; it's plain, old-fashioned bad writing, allied with dismally flat direction." 
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