It’s scheduled, and previews are starting to make their way out into the open. It’s got an extremely solid cast and it’s a bunch of fun. Here’s hoping Ch9 get the chance to deliver a long form drama that sticks. From the press release:
House Husbands, a heartwarming new Aussie drama, premieres Sunday, September 2, at 8.30pm on Channel Nine. Fresh, funny and entertaining, the series centres on four young families with one thing in common: the men are in charge of raising the kids.
It’s the beginning of a new school year and recently retired Lewis (Gary Sweet) finds himself in the unfamiliar role of stay-at-home dad to Tilda, his daughter with nurse Gemma (Julia Morris). Gemma works at the hospital with her best friend Abi (Natalie Saleeba) whose husband Mark (Rhys Muldoon) is juggling a return to part-time work and looking after five-year-old Poppy. Mark’s brother-in-law Kane (Gyton Grantley) is in a relationship with Tom (Tim Campbell), raising Tom’s orphaned niece Stella.
When dropping their daughters off on the first day of school, the three men meet Justin (Firass Dirani), a former AFL star who, thanks to his bad boy ways, has seen his career and family walk out the door. He is now facing the fight of his life to win custody of his twin boys Zac and Jacob and eight-month-old daughter Angie. Finding themselves severely outnumbered by all the mothers at the school drop-off zone, the four men band together and help each other along as they face the challenges of raising a young family.
Anna McGahan, Leah Di Niese and Nicholas Coghlan round out the stellar Aussie cast in this exciting new series that throws out the rule book and explores the new way modern families are doing things.
Filmed on location in Melbourne, House Husbands was created by Ellie Beaumont and Drew Proffitt, is produced by Drew Proffit and Sue Seeary and executive produced by David Taylor and David Maher for the Nine Network.
HOUSE HUSBANDS premieres Sunday, September 2, at 8.30pm on Channel Nine.