Sarah Horler (Photo credit: Eva Rinaldi via Flickr).

Genevieve Morris has had to pull out of ABC comedy drama Sando due to health reasons, and will be replaced by Sacha Horler (The Moodys, The Letdown).

Morris was cast as the titular character of Sando in the six-part series produced by Jungle Entertainment, which is currently in production in Sydney.

Of Morris’ departure, Producer Chloe Rickard said: “As a friend and longstanding collaborator of Jungle, our thoughts are always with her and we wish her well with her recovery.”

ABC head of comedy Rick Kalowski said: “It’s been very sad to see Genevieve, a superb comedienne as well as a colleague and friend of many years, have to leave the show, and all of us wish her the very best.

“I’m incredibly grateful to Sacha Horler, one of the country’s most brilliant actors, for stepping into Sando, which will be her first TV series lead role. The part of Vicky ‘Sando’ Sandringham has been a hugely coveted one and ABC audiences will be blown away by Sacha’s take on the role.”

The series also stars Phil Lloyd, Firass Dirani, Krew Boylan, Rob Carlton, Adele Vuko, Uli Latukefu and Dylan Hesp.

Sando will shoot until the end of the year before airing on ABC in 2018.

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