Justine Clarke (The Time of our Lives, Tangle, Gallipoli) is joining House Husbands on Nine.
She will play Eve, a ‘hot-headed tuckshop lady’ who proves a rival to Kane’s catering business.
Also joining the series is Indiana Evans (Home and Away, Crownies), Tash, a single mother new to Melbourne, who ignites a tumultuous love triangle.
Gary Sweet, Firass Dirani, Rhys Muldoon, Gyton Grantley, Julia Morris, Natalie Saleeba, Darren McMullen and Louise Siversen are all returning.
But Rachel Griffiths is not named in the cast for season four, currently filming in Melbourne.
Other new cast members include Akos Armont (Janet King, Spirited) as ‘the charming and ambitious Dr Saxon, whose presence creates tension within the hospital’ plus Jane Kennedy (The Panel, The D Generation) who will portray ‘Belinda, the resident Director of Medical Services.’
Jane Allsop who played Mark’s (Muldoon) controlling boss Rachel, in season one, will be returning, along with Nicholas Coghlan as Rodney and Danielle Horvat as Frankie, who had an intimate encounter with Justin (Dirani) in season three.
Nine’s co-Heads of Drama, Jo Rooney and Andy Ryan, said: “Everyone with a family can relate to the challenges faced by our House Husbands and their partners. With the finest ensemble cast on Australian television, series four will deliver more life-changing, gut-wrenching and laugh-out-loud surprises than ever before.
“House Husbands has struck a chord with viewers at home and around the world, with a swag of Logie Award nominations, major overseas sales and remakes planned for France and Italy.”
Playmaker’s Executive Producer, David Maher, said: “House Husbands proves Australians are hungry for local drama that delivers the big issues of domestic life with humour and heart. It’s a privilege to be reuniting with the House Husbands gang for a 4th series.”
The new series comprises 10 episodes, opening with a special extended episode, will air on Nine later this year.