Niall first major breakthrough was in the Canadian teen drama ‘The Best Years’. Set in Boston, the series followed the fortunes of Samantha Best (Charity Shea) as she settled into a fictional Ivy League school.
Niall played the role of Trent Hamilton. A troubled teen, he has a difficult relationship with his parents, and is an habitual user of cocaine. He becomes romantically involved with series protagonist Samantha, but continually has doubts over their relationship
Trivia: ‘The Best Year’s also starred ‘Graceland’ actor Brandon Jay McLaren, with whom Niall has remained close friends.
The series aired on Global in Canada and The N in the United States.
Appearances – Season 1, Main Cast. (Series airdate May 22, 2007 – August 14, 2007)