Staying true to their ongoing commitment to acquiring more local content, FX Australia has announced the commission of its first Australian TV series entitled Mr Inbetween.
The drama series will be directed by Nash Edgerton (The Square) in his debut as a TV series director. 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.
“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.
“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.
Casting will be announced soon and production will begin in Sydney mid July 2017. Mr Inbetween is expected to debut in 2018.