Patrick Brammall: “Someone f***ed up with The Moodys”
The Moodys is not returning in 2015 which Patrick Brammall attributes to bad decisions made along the way.
ABC has since confirmed that the show, which originally sprang to life as A Moody Christmas, is not returning, but discussions are ongoing with producers Jungleboys on new formats.
Patrick Brammall, who starred as Sean, is currently filming upcoming paranormal drama, Glitch for Matchbox Pictures and has recently been seen in Upper Middle Bogan.
But he told TV Tonight he was disappointed The Moodys was not returning.
“Ostensibly it’s because the second season rated badly. But nothing rated well for the ABC in the first half of the year, in terms of comedies. Nothing,” he said.
Overnight ratings dropped to the low 300,000s following Spicks and Specks.
“I think it was a combination of name change, from A Moody Christmas to The Moodys, and there was a format change as well.
“So I don’t think it resonated in quite the same way as the first season.
“But it also wasn’t particularly well publicised which is a real shame because it was a good show.
“A lot of people loved it and it should have (had) a life.
“I think someone f***ed up.
“Some bad decisions were made along the way which meant it didn’t find its audience, because the audience is there.
“But never say never. ABC might come back and say ‘We’ve got the time and budget now.’ Also the creators Trent (O’Donnell) and Phil (Lloyd) are in LA.”
Jungleboys also has a format deal to develop A Moody Christmas for the US.
“I don’t know where that’s at to be honest. Trent was offered a gig on New Girl, freelance directing and then they offered him freelance producer-director. So I don’t know if they’re in a position be doing it in the short term,” said Brammall.
“It was a good show and it did deserve to go on.”
After finishing work on Glitch, Brammall expects to head to the US for Pilot season.
“Fishing in LA!”