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A DAN­GER of work­ing with your best mate is get­ting sick of each other.

Luke McGre­gor and Celia Pac­quola, cre­ators and stars of small-town com­edy Rose­haven, are tak­ing pre­cau­tions to guard their friend­ship. At least, they’re plan­ning to.

“We’ve yet to make our friend­ship video in case we have a fight,” Pac­quola says. “You know, just us, talk­ing to us in the fu­ture, say­ing, ‘Lis­ten, you’re both mak­ing a TV show, you’re prob­a­bly get­ting emo­tional, be­ing dra­matic’.”

Af­ter se­ries one, the pair co-pro­duced a sec­ond sea­son with US chan­nel Sun­dance-TV. Pac­quola says their ini­tial fears a US au­di­ence wouldn’t “get” their hu­mour had passed.

“At first we thought, ‘It’s not go­ing to make sense’,” she says. “Then we thought, ‘It ab­so­lutely will’ … I can en­joy Game of Thrones and I don’t have a sin­gle dragon.”

Sea­son two sees Daniel (McGre­gor) still try­ing to win the re­spect of his mother and towns­folk. He says af­ter the ini­tial pe­riod of “star­ing at a blank page”, writ­ing came eas­ily.

“Once we ac­tu­ally had the over­all plot un­der way, it was kind of fun just riff­ing,” he says.

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