, the new Australian drama series created by and starring Scott Ryan as the criminal-for-hire “Ray Shoesmith”, has been renewed for a second season by and FOXTEL, it was announced today by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions, and Brian Walsh, Executive Director – Television, FOXTEL. The second season will premiere in 2019, broadcasting day-and-date on FX in the U.S. and FOXTEL, Australia’s leading cable network.
“It’s been fantastic to seeembraced by fans and critics. The exciting, offbeat and fast moving first season is defined by the magnetic performance and creative vision of Scott Ryan and director Nash Edgerton,” said Schrier. “Our thanks to Nash and Scott, our partners at FOXTEL, fellow executive producer Jason Burrows, producer Michele Bennett, and the great cast and crew. We can’t wait to return to Ray’s world in season two of Mr Inbetween.”
In Mr Inbetween, Ryan plays “Ray Shoesmith”, a father, ex-husband, boyfriend and best friend: tough roles to juggle in the modern age. Even harder when you’re a criminal for hire. The six-episode season, written by Ryan and directed by Nash Edgerton, stars Ryan, Damon Herriman, Justin Rosniak, Brooke Satchwell, Jackson Tozer, Nicholas Cassim, Chika Yasumura and Matt Nable.
In the U.S., Mr Inbetween is averaging 2.25 million viewers across all linear and non-linear platforms. In Live+7, the series premiere of Mr Inbetween (Tuesday, Sept. 25, 1126P-1201A), lifted +99% from Live+Same Day in Adults 18-49 (577,000) and +113% for Total Viewers (1.4 million). Among Total Viewers, the gain was higher than the previous six FX drama series premieres. The second episode (Tuesday, Sept. 25, 1201A-1235A) lifted +97% in Adults 18-49 (429,000) and +110% in Total Viewers (1.1 million).
Mr Inbetween returns tonight, Tuesday, October 9 on FX with the final two episodes of the first season beginning at 11:14 p.m. ET/PT and concluding at 12:19 a.m.
- Episode 5, “Hard Worker”- People are not always what they appear to be and a good strong name is important. It’s also important to lock your car when you leave it. Written by Scott Ryan; Directed by Nash Edgerton.
- Episode 6, “Your Mum’s Got a Strongbox.” In the second half hour, a nutritious breakfast is the key to good health. As is looking in the trunk before you steal a car. People say they do but does anybody really like surprises? Written by Scott Ryan; Directed by Nash Edgerton.
The series was shot in Australia and produced by Blue-Tongue Films and Jungle Entertainment, in association with FX Productions, Screen Australia and Create NSW. Ryan, Edgerton and Jason Burrows are Executive Producers andMichele Bennett is Producer.
The first season of Mr Inbetween has received strong critical acclaim, including the following:
- “one of 2018’s best shows”
–The Hollywood Reporter
- “The killer with a heart of gold isn’t a new trope…but Mr Inbetween gives it a fresh and funny going over.”
-The Boston Globe
- “Mr Inbetween can be enjoyed simply for Mr. Ryan’s ability to put together scenes of slowly simmering absurdity”
–The New York Times
- “[Scott] Ryan has a striking and compulsively watchable physical presence: bald, angular and utterly calm”
- “Mr Inbetween gets wilder as it goes along, until the season finale becomes a fully surreal, Fargo-ish tale of a hit gone way wrong.”
- “There’s a quiet charm in this Australian import”
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