FX Australia today announced the commission of its first Australian TV series Mr Inbetween, as part of an ongoing commitment to bring more local content to the channel.
A 6 x 30 minute drama series in FX’s unique voice, Mr Inbetween will be directed by Nash Edgerton - his debut as a TV series director - and co-produced by Jungle (Here Come the Habibs, The Moody’s, No Activity) and Blue-Tongue Films (The Gift, Wish You Were Here, The Square). The series is written by Scott Ryan and is based on his critically acclaimed feature film The Magician.
“I couldn’t be more excited about sharing with the world more of Scott Ryan’s dangerously fun character, Ray Shoesmith, with the help of FX, Jungle and producer Michele Bennett.” said Director / Executive Producer, Nash Edgerton.
The series follows the charismatic, yet volatile hitman Ray Shoesmith, who must navigate his chilling business while also maintaining friendships, parental responsibilities and a fledgling romance.
Expected to broadcast on FX in 2018, Mr Inbetween will sit alongside some of the world’s biggest TV shows on FX Australia including The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead and Legion. This local commission echoes FX’s international reputation for being risk-takers who push the envelope of original programming.
“As part of the FX ‘fearless’ ethos, we’ve chosen creative partners who inherently believe in the FX brand and can bring to the channel their own distinctive original tone and voice. Mr Inbetween is the perfect fit. We’ve brokered a development collaboration with the FX US team leaning in to their expertise for nurturing quality talent and curating truly original, commanding and compelling TV. So far, so good.” said Jacqui Feeney ANZ MD of Fox Networks Group.
Mr In Between is a Jungle and Blue-Tongue Films production for FX Australia. The series is directed by Nash Edgerton, written by Scott Ryan and produced by Michele Bennett. Executive producers are Jason Burrows, Nash Edgerton and Chloe Rickard. International distribution will be handled by Fox Networks Group, London.
“I totally love Scott Ryan’s scripts. It’s an intense drama and the many brilliantly written comedic scenes break it up beautifully. I can’t wait to see Nash bring it to life.” said Jason Burrows, Executive Producer, Jungle.
The series is financed with the assistance of Screen Australia, as part of their multi-platform drama program supporting projects that push the envelope of fiction storytelling, as well as Screen NSW.
“We are so pleased to see Nash Edgerton returning to Australia for his television directorial debut,” said Mike Cowap, Investment Manager of Multiplatform at Screen Australia. “More than a decade has passed since we met Scott Ryan's deadpan hit-man Ray Shoesmith and who better to bring this story to the small screen than the prolific team at Jungle - renowned savvy filmmakers who will add depth to this story world by enabling audiences to connect with additional content through an array of social media platforms.”
Create NSW CEO Michael Brealey commented, “Nash is such great home-grown talent. We’ve seen him grow from a stellar career as a top international stuntman to being a passionate generator of creative content which he is bringing home to produce here in NSW.”
Casting will be announced soon and production will begin in Sydney mid July 2017.