Nash Edgerton to turn his hand to TV for ‘Mr InBetween’

Nash Edgerton. (Photo credit: Eva Rinaldi)

FX Australia has commissioned its first local TV series, Mr Inbetween, to be directed by Nash Edgerton. 

The 6 x 30 drama – based on series writer Scott Ryan’s 2005 feature The Magician – marks Edgerton’s debut as a TV series director.

Mr InBetween will follow hitman Ray Shoesmith as he navigates his chilling business while also maintaining friendships, parental responsibilities and romance. 

Jungle and Blue Tongue Films will produce the show for FX, with Edgerton also serving as EP alongside Jason Burrows and Chloe Rickard. Casting is expected to be announced soon and production to begin in Sydney mid-July. 

“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 Edgerton.

Screen Australia has backed the project via its multiplatform fund, in addition to Screen NSW. 

“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.

Mr InBetween is expected to broadcast on FX in 2018.

International distribution will be handled by Fox Networks Group, London.