Filming begins on This Christmas

ABC begins filming a new comedy series about a dysfunctional family at Christmas time.

Filming on ABC’s new comedy series This Christmas started in Sydney this week.

Created by Phil Lloyd (Review with Myles Barlow, At Home With Julia) and Trent O’Donnell (The Chaser’s War on Everything, Laid, Review with Myles Barlow), the 6 part series visits the ‘lovably dysfunctional Moody family, once a year, as they come together to share this universally celebrated holiday, stuffed full of all the fun, fights, bad gifts, boring uncles, overbearing in-laws, shocking family secrets and bizarre eccentricities that any family who‟s experienced the melting pot of Christmas Day will relate to.’

It stars Ian Meadows, plus Patrick Brammall, Danny Adcock, Tina Bursill, Guy Edmonds, Darren Gilshenan, Rachel Gordon, Jane Harber and Lloyd.

Each episode is set a year apart, as Dan (Ian Meadows) visits home every year at Christmas, to be with the family he ran halfway across the world to escape.

ABC TV Head of Comedy Debbie Lee said: “Phil and Trent’s idea for This Christmas was a standout from the start. Christmas is a time ripe for comic picking and the series promises to be both oddly familiar and deliciously funny with our fantastic cast and crew set to bring the Moody family to life.”

Directed by Trent O’Donnell, it will be produced by Andy Walker co-produced by Phil Lloyd, and executive produced by Jungleboys’ Jason Burrows and ABC TV’s Debbie Lee.

This Christmas will air this year in the lead up to Christmas.

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