Gristmill to reboot ‘Very Small Business’ for the ABC

‘Very Small Business’.

Wayne Hope and Robyn Butler are making a sequel to their 2008 six-part comedy Very Small Business for the ABC.

Back in Very Small Business will follow the further misadventures of Don Angel (Hope), a dodgy small businessman who runs the grandly titled World Wide Business Group.

The dysfunctional company has an ethnically diverse and psychologically fragile workforce, for whom Don receives government subsidies.

The cast will include Kym Gyngell, who played Ray, the company’s sole employee, a journalist who had battled depression for six years, in the first series.

Hope and Butler will produce the series for their company Gristmill and Butler will direct. It is due to start shooting in Melbourne later this year and will premiere on the ABC in 2018.

The ABC has not confirmed the show but talent agents told IF that casting is underway.