Fans swarm Republic of Doyle cast at book launch

Fans of the CBC-TV series Republic of Doyle lined up to meet cast members of the hit show Monday evening at the official launch of a book about the first two seasons of the series.

Fans of the CBC-TV series Republic of Doyle lined up to meet cast members of the hit show Monday evening at the official launch of a book about the first two seasons of the series.

Republic of Doyle: The Definitive Guide to Doyle was compiled and edited by Kerri MacDonald, a writer for season three of Republic of Doyle and Mike Mouland, a graphic artist.

"It's everything that you need to know about the first 25 episodes of the show. And it's got a little extra stuff in there too. It's got a couple of, I would say, feature articles, an interview with Alan Doyle about the theme song," said Mouland.

Allan Hawco, the executive producer and star of Republic of Doyle, told fans Monday he is extremely proud of the book.

"The boys brought in the book and I almost started to cry at how awesome it was and what a great job that Mike and Kerri did as a celebration of a show that is really special to us," said Hawco.

Mackenzie Butt, who calls herself an ultimate fan of the show, attended the launch and said her heart was pounding as she was waiting in line to meet Hawco.

"I can't wait to read it, actually, I'm probably going to do it when I get home," said Butt.

Republic of Doyle is in production mode. The third season of the series begins airing on CBC Television in January.