FX has placed a series order for Mr Inbetween, a half-hour Australian drama series created by and starring Scott Ryan.
Shot in Australia, the series is produced by Blue-Tongue Films and Jungle Entertainment, in association with FX Productions, Screen Australia and Create NSW. The six-episode series, written by Ryan and directed by Nash Edgerton (Gringo, The Square), will air on FX in the U.S. and Foxtel in Australia this fall. FX and Foxtel have commissioned a writers’ room for a second season.
In the series, Ryan plays Ray Shoesmith, a father, ex-husband, boyfriend and best friend who is also a 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,” said Eric Schrier, the president of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. “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, who brilliantly directed all six episodes. This project is a great inaugural step with Foxtel as the home of FX original series in Australia.”
Edgerton said, “I couldn’t be happier to be sharing Scott Ryan’s character Ray with as many people as possible, and Scott and I couldn’t be more excited to have Mr Inbetween on FX and Foxtel.”