New comedy Mr. Black for TEN

Stephen Curry & Nadine Garner will star in a new comedy series for TEN, Mr. Black, produced by CJZ.

Curry (The Castle, The King) will feature as a larrikin former sports journalist whose mortality is staring him in the face. But Mr. Black (Stephen Curry) strives to fulfill one last wish – to break up the relationship between his daughter and her sensitive, new-age boyfriend.

Nadine Garner (The Doctor Blake Mysteries, City Homicide) will play Rowena Black.

The series co-created by Adam Zwar (Wilfred, Agony series) and Amanda Brotchie (Squinters, Lowdown) also stars Nick Russell (Winners & Losers) as Fin Cruickshank, Sophie Wright (Kinky Boots) as Angela Black and Paul Denny (Lowdown) as Malcolm.

TEN Head of Comedy, Paul Leadon, said: “It is a delight to be working with Adam and Amanda. They are an incredibly strong creative duo. Throw in Stephen Curry, Nadine Garner, an amazing cast, plus the team at CJZ and we have all the ingredients for a very special narrative comedy.”

CJZ Managing Director and Executive Producer, Nick Murray, said: “We loved this project from the minute Adam Zwar pitched it to us and so did TEN. Having Amanda Brotchie and Clayton Jacobson directing is brilliant and Stephen Curry as Mr. Black is suitably appalling. It’s a real pleasure to be working with this team.”

Screen Australia Production Investment Manager, Shana Levine, said: “Adam Zwar has a history of
bringing idiosyncratic and likeable characters to our TV screens, and his latest series Mr. Black will be
no exception.

“Zwar and his writing team have created a highly entertaining script, breathing new life into the
classic father, daughter and daughter’s new boyfriend dynamic. Working alongside the talented CJZ
team, we’re confident this witty series will resonate with a wide audience, as it so cleverly draws
comedy from the differences and unexpected similarities between baby boomers and millennials.”

Production begins in Melbourne with an airdate yet to be announced.

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