Aussies crack the US TV mar­ket

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS -

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.”

Nash Edger­ton.

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