Bit disingenuous to say they don’t have any 8:30 content. They’ve renewed HYBPA?, The Cheap Seats, Gogglebox, The Secret She Keeps and there will be another drama. Pilot Week will probably run in a post 8:30 slot too.
Is it enough? Not at all, but it’s something and for the most part it’s all quite successful stuff. They added The Cheap Seats this year and there’s no reason they can’t slowly build that up with another commission next year buoyed by the success of that show.
You simply can’t spent spend what you don’t have, they’ve clearly invested big in Football and Australian Originals for P+ and that’s really where they should be. Live sport, streaming on demand and ensuring they’ve got enough 7:30 content to fill their promise for 50-52 weeks of the year.
Let’s see what next year brings, the Upfronts are not the be all and end all of commissions as we should all well know by now.
That’s an interesting one. They did it here in the UK but ruined it completely by throwing in unnecessary twists every episode which distracted from it’s core purpose - which was actually interesting enough and being a first series you don’t need to throw in twists to a format which isn’t established yet. Hopefully they don’t screw it up too bad, though being on streaming means it’ll probably be cliffhanger heavy to encourage you to watch just one more episode.
The Bridge - Just finished the 6 episodes @42 minutes each……I hope that’s all they do with the Aussie version and not try and milk it too much. Reminded me a little of the first big brother when they didn’t know what to expect. One of the guys who is a male stripper Zac Smith has gone onto bigger and more interesting things with his onlyfans……
A 4-part documentary on The Family Court Murders has received production funding from Screen Australia.
THE FAMILY COURT MURDERS (WORKING TITLE)
4 x 50 mins
Easy Tiger Productions in association with SAM Content Director Sally Aitken Producers Ian Collie, Rob Gibson, Sally Aitken, Aline Jacques Broadcaster Network 10 International Sales Fremantle International Synopsis Examining a case of homegrown terrorism, domestic violence and the upsurge of conservative men’s rights groups in response to the progressive Family Courts, this powerful and engaging new series exposes a chapter of Australian life that has frightening relevance today.
However another 4-part documentary on the same topic was commissioned by the ABC in June, with different producers and different distributor.
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