GLITCH STAR BRAMMALL KNOCKS ’ EM DEAD
EVEN Glitch’s biggest fans would concede the supernatural drama, in which dead people return to life, has a pretty much identical premise to that of French series The Returned.
In fact, Glitch is not a copy – it was in development a year before The Returned debuted and sparked a minigenre, followed by US series Resurrection and the US remake of The Returned.
“The resurrection genre is big at the moment,” star Patrick Brammall says.
“It … really gets your imagination going.”
Brammall plays police sergeant James Hayes, who is trying to deal with the fallout from the resurrection of six people, complicated by the fact one of the people who crawled out of the grave was his wife ( Emma Booth, left, with Brammall).
Despite a skyrocketing public profile thanks to Offspring and Upper Middle Bogan, he had to audition three times, even though creator and showrunner Louise Fox wrote the part with him in mind.
“She said when she saw me on Offspring she went, ‘ Oh no, is that going to hurt our chances ( of casting him) for this?’ he says.
Glitch wraps on- screen this week, but Brammall says there’s still plenty of plot left to explore in a potential season two.
“The whole series takes place in about four days … ( so) it’s got a lot of scope for it,” he says. “And ( Lou Fox) is such a clever writer, she’s kept her powder dry.”