Cast have been announced for upcoming ABC kids series The InBESTigators, now formally announced by producers Gristmill, ABC & Netflix.
Created and produced by Robyn Butler and Wayne Hope (Little Lunch pictured, Upper Middle Bogan, Back in Very Small Business) the twenty-part half-hour series takes place in a detective agency run by eleven year olds and stars Abby Bergman, Anna Cooke, Aston Droomer & Jamil Smyth-Secka.
Butler and Hope said, “We’re delighted to be combining two of our favourite things: kids and crime. Okay, that sounds wrong… We mean we’re excited to watch our eleven year old detectives crack the very big cases like who stole Pixie’s solar system diorama?”
The InBESTigators will be filmed in Melbourne from July to November and will screen in 2019 on the ABC in Australia and internationally on Netflix.
Some eleven year olds wash dishes for pocket money, others solve crimes.
Ezra, Maudie, Ava and Kyle are The InBESTigators. Operating out of the granny flat in Ezra’s backyard, these disparate kids are led by Maudie, a freakishly gifted observer of human behaviour, who manages to solve one thorny school or neighbourhood mystery after another. While every episode offers a compelling puzzle to crack, at its core the show is a character comedy with heart.
The InBESTigators is written by Robyn Butler, Wayne Hope, Molly Daniels, Lisa Marie Corso, Maddy Butler, Jayden Mascuilli, Bob Franklin, and directed by Wayne Hope, Robyn Butler, Ian Reiser and Nina Buxton. The series is Executive Produced by Butler and Hope alongside Greg Sitch, and Bernadette O’Mahoney for the ACTF. The InBESTigators has principal production investment from Screen Australia in association with Film Victoria.