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AUSTIN: International Comedy Series Filmed in Canberra To Air On ABC In June 

AUSTIN, an eight-part narrative comedy series filmed predominately in the ACT, will premiere on Sunday 9 June at 8pm on ABC TV and ABC iview.  

Supported by the ACT Government and Screen Canberra through the CBR Screen Attraction Fund and CBR Screen Investment Fund, the series puts Canberra in the spotlight, showcasing our city’s beauty. The production also created many training and employment opportunities for local professionals, as well as saw significant economic expenditure brought to the region.

Produced by the multi-award-winning team at Northern Pictures, AUSTIN stars two of the UK’s most-loved comic performers, Ben Miller (BRIDGERTON, DEATH IN PARADISE) and Sally Phillips (VEEP, BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY), along with favourite Australian actors Gia Carides (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Big Little Lies) and Roy Billing (Jack Irish, Underbelly). These series also see Michael Theo, from the ABC’s international hit series LOVE ON THE SPECTRUM, make his acting debut.

SYNOPSIS: When much-loved children’s author Julian Hartswood (Ben Miller) inadvertently causes a social media storm, his career and that of his illustrator wife Ingrid (Sally Phillips) appears to be over. That is until Austin (Michael Theo), the neurodivergent son that Julian never knew existed, turns up out of the blue. Could embracing this modern nuclear family be Julian’s route back from cancellation? Will Ingrid forgive him for being such a pompous shit? One thing is for certain: if Julian thinks Austin is going to be a pushover, he’s in for a rude awakening.  

Production Credit: A Northern Pictures production with Lincoln Pictures for the ABC. Major Production investment from the ABC in association with Screen Australia, the ACT Government and Screen Canberra. Post Produced with the assistance of the NSW Government in association with ITV Studios. 


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