Aussies crack the US TV market
AUSTRALIAN indie film producers have parlayed a cultfollowing of an indie film into a major signing with US TV giant FX, the channel responsible for worldwide horror hit The Walking Dead.
FX has publicly announced it has placed an order for six half-hour episodes of Mr Inbetween, which have already been shot in Australia by the same production team responsible for Channel 9 comedy Here Come The Habibs.
Foxtel will air the show locally later this year.
Mr Inbetween was written by Scott Ryan and directed by Nash Edgerton.
Nash is the brother of Joel Edgerton , famed for his roles in The Great Gatsby and Revenge Of The Sith.
Nash Edgerton has well over 200 film and television credits in his own right, including The Matrix Trilogy, Zero Dark Thirty and The Thin Red Line. He also directed American crime comedy film Gringo, which starred Academy Award-winning actor Charlize Theron.
Scott Ryan plays a father, ex-husband, boyfriend, best friend and criminal for hire.
“Mr Inbetween is an extraordinary achievement for Scott Ryan, who took it from an indie film with a cult following to a half-hour drama that he stars in,” president of original programming for FX Networks Eric Schrier said.
“Scott is one of those rare creators who can bring his own character to life on screen, and he is perfectly paired with Nash Edgerton.”