Airdate: A Moody Christmas

Video: Your first look at ABC1's new comedy about the tradition of dysfunctional family Christmases.

ABC1 has another new local comedy to begin later this month, A Moody Christmas, from Trent O’Donnell and Phil Lloyd, the team behind Review with Myles Barlow.

It stars Ian Meadows (Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo) as Dan Moody who returns home from London to spend each Christmas with his dysfunctional family.

It also features Patrick Brammall (Hawke), Jane Harber (Offspring), Danny Adcock (The Jesters), Robina Beard, Tina Bursill (Offspring), Guy Edmonds (Underbelly: Razor), Darren Gilshenan (Chandon Pictures), Rachel Gordon (Blue Heelers), and creator/writer Phil Lloyd (Review with Myles Barlow, At Home With Julia).

Such is the ordeal Dan Moody must face when he journeys home from London to spend each Christmas with his overbearing family.

Once a year, for six years, we visit the lovably dysfunctional Moody family 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.

Each year, 25-year-old Dan Moody (Ian Meadows) makes the pilgrimage to celebrate Christmas with the family he travelled to the other side of the world to escape. While most families bask in the warm glow of Christmas spirit, the Moodys tend to crack under the pressure of forced civility and their own unique brand of domestic politics.

As with most families … the eternal question is – what will happen this Christmas?

8:30pm, Wednesday 31st October ABC1.


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