Brooke Satchwell, Damon Herriman, Justin Rosniak, Edmund Lembke-Hogan, Nicholas Cassim and YouTube star Natalie Tran have joined the cast of Mr Inbetween, the first Australian series commissioned by FX.
Now shooting in Sydney, the 6 x 30’ comedy/drama also features David Michôd, the writer-director of Netflix’s War Machine and Animal Kingdom, as a therapist in charge of a counselling session, as well as House Husband’s Firass Dirani, Hacksaw Ridge’s Benedict Hardie and Blue Murder: Killer Cop’s Matt Nable.
Based on Scott Ryan’s 2005 feature The Magician, the series is written by and stars Ryan as Ray Shoesmith, a hitman who conducts his chilling business while maintaining friendships, parental responsibilities and romance. Tran plays Ray’s ex-wife and Satchwell his love interest, while Herriman is a degenerate criminal.
A collaboration between Jungle and the Blue-Tongue Films collective, the series is produced by Michelle Bennett and marks the TV directing debut of Nash Edgerton.
Jungle’s Jason Burrows, who is executive producing with Edgerton and Chloe Rickard, said, “Nash has taken some really strong scripts and lifted them to another level with some beautifully understated performances. It’s a violent world but it’s punctuated with plenty of brilliantly crafted comedic moments.”
Jacqui Feeney Australia/New Zealand MD of Fox Networks Group said: “Nash Edgerton and Scott Ryan are bringing to life the chills and charm that defines Ray Shoesmith as Mr Inbetween, supported by the colourful array of characters who inhabit Ray’s compelling world.
“It’s a perfect edgy fit for the FX brand and we’re thrilled to be bringing this truly original Aussie drama to the FX fans on Foxtel.”
Developed with the support of FX Networks in the US and co-funded by Screen Australia and Create NSW, the series will premiere on FX in 2018.
International distribution will be handled by Fox Networks Group, London.