FX has just picked up something from down under.
The cabler placed a series order for “Mr Inbetween,” a half-hour drama created by and starring Australian actor Scott Ryan and directed by Nash Edgerton, Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions announced Friday.
In “Mr Inbetween,” which wrapped filming in Australia earlier this year, Ryan plays Ray Shoesmith, a father, ex-husband, boyfriend and best friend: tough roles to juggle in the modern age — and even harder when you’re a criminal for hire. Ryan first introduced audiences to the hitman’s story when he wrote, directed and starred in the 2005 indie flick “The Magician.”
Along with Ryan, the cast includes Damon Herriman (“Justified”), Justin Rosniak, Brooke Satchwell, Jackson Tozer, Nicholas Cassim, Chika Yasumura and Matt Nable.
Ryan, Edgerton and Jason Burrows executive produce, with Michele Bennett grabbing a producer credit. The six-episode season, written by Ryan and directed by Edgerton (the man behind the camera for Amazon Studio’s “Gringo”), is slated to premiere on FX and Foxtel this fall. FX and Foxtel have commissioned a writers room for a season 2.
The FX Original Series hails from Blue-Tongue Films ad Jungle Entertainment, in association with FX Productions, Screen Australia and Create NSW.
“‘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,” 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, who brilliantly directed all six episodes. This project is a great inaugural step with Foxtel as the home of FX Original Series in Australia.”
“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,” Edgerton added.
Edgerton, also an established Hollywood stuntman, has other film and television credits that include “The Matrix” trilogy, “Star Wars Episode II,” “Star Wars Episode III,” “The Thin Red Line,” “The Great Gatsby,” “The Gift” and “Zero Dark Thirty.”