New Aussie drama Mr Inbetween has been renewed for a second season just 2 weeks after its debut.
Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions, and Brian Walsh, Executive Director – Television, Foxtel have jointly renewed the series created by and starring Scott Ryan as hitman “Ray Shoesmith”.
Produced by Blue-Tongue Films & Jungle Entertainment, the series is directed by Nash Edgerton.
“It’s been fantastic to see Mr Inbetween embraced by fans and critics. The exciting, offbeat and fast moving first season is defined by the magnetic performance and creative vision of Scott Ryan and director Nash Edgerton,” said Schrier. “Our thanks to Nash and Scott, our partners at Foxtel, fellow executive producer Jason Burrows, producer Michele Bennett, and the great cast and crew. We can’t wait to return to Ray’s world in season two of Mr Inbetween.”
The second season will premiere in 2019.
In Mr Inbetween, Ryan plays “Ray Shoesmith”, a father, ex-husband, boyfriend and best friend: tough roles to juggle in the modern age. Even harder when you’re a criminal for hire. The six-episode season, written by Ryan and directed by Nash Edgerton, stars Ryan, Damon Herriman, Justin Rosniak, Brooke Satchwell, Jackson Tozer, Nicholas Cassim, Chika Yasumura and Matt Nable.
In the U.S., Mr Inbetween is averaging 2.25 million viewers across all linear and non-linear platforms. In Live+7, the series premiere of Mr Inbetween (Tuesday, Sept. 25, 1126P-1201A), lifted +99% from Live+Same Day in Adults 18-49 (577,000) and +113% for Total Viewers (1.4 million). Among Total Viewers, the gain was higher than the previous six FX drama series premieres. The second episode (Tuesday, Sept. 25, 1201A-1235A) lifted +97% in Adults 18-49 (429,000) and +110% in Total Viewers (1.1 million).
The first season of Mr Inbetween has received strong critical acclaim, including the following:
“one of 2018’s best shows”-The Hollywood Reporter
“The killer with a heart of gold isn’t a new trope…but Mr Inbetween gives it a fresh and funny going over.”-The Boston Globe
“Mr Inbetween can be enjoyed simply for Mr. Ryan’s ability to put together scenes of slowly simmering absurdity”-The New York Times
“[Scott] Ryan has a striking and compulsively watchable physical presence: bald, angular and utterly calm”-Rolling Stone
“Mr Inbetween gets wilder as it goes along, until the season finale becomes a fully surreal, Fargo-ish tale of a hit gone way wrong.”-Entertainment Weekly
“There’s a quiet charm in this Australian import”-TV Guide.com
The series was shot in Australia and produced by and Jungle Entertainment, in association with FX Productions, Screen Australia and Create NSW. Ryan, Edgerton and Jason Burrows are Executive Producers and Michele Bennett is Producer.