THIRD TIME LUCKY
Patrick Brammall hopes it’s a case of third time lucky in his quest to get Americans laughing at Aussie humour.
The actor and producer believes he has finally struck gold with the US remake of his hit Stan original series No Activity.
“This is my third time reprising an Australian role in America,” he says. “We did a pilot of Upper Middle Bogan, which didn’t get commissioned, and the one before that was Strange Calls.”
Thanks to the backing of Will Ferrell’s production company Gary Sanchez, Brammall and director Trent O’Donnell have attracted a top-notch cast, including Saturday Night Live alumni Ferrell and Tim Meadows, Jake Johnson, Amy Sedaris and J.K. Simmons.
Set against the world of a major drug cartel bust, No
Activity follows two cops (Brammall and Meadows), two criminals, two dispatch workers and two Mexican tunnellers.
“America has a rich tradition of taking Australian shows and not quite understanding them,” Brammall says. “That’s why it was important for myself and Trent to be the showrunners.”
No Activity is available on Stan
Patrick Brammall in Stan comedy No Activity.