UK pubcaster the BBC has acquired Australian scripted comedy series Colin From Accounts for BBC Two and BBC iPlayer.
The series, which was originally commissioned for the Foxtel Group in Australia, is produced by Easy Tiger Productions and CBS Studios and was acquired by the BBC from Paramount Global Content Distribution.
It was unveiled to buyers at last year’s LA Screenings, where it was among the most talked-about shows, and will launch on the BBC later this year.
Created, written by and starring Patrick Brammall (Offspring, Glitch) and Harriet Dyer (The Invisible Man, No Activity), the eight-part series centres on Ashley and Gordon; two single(ish), complex humans who are brought together by a car accident and an injured dog.
It is directed by Trent O’Donnell (Review with Myles Barlow), Matt Moore (The Great, Diary of an Uber Driver) and Madeleine Dyer (Neighbourhood Wars, Blood Sisters), and executive produced by Patrick Brammall, Harriet Dyer, Trent O’Donnell, Alison Hurbert-Burns (Love Me), Brian Walsh (John Wick, Nightmare Alley), Rob Gibson (Bloom, Under My Skin) and Ian Collie (Saving Mr Banks, Sunshine).
“Colin From Accounts has already proven to be a hit with the Australian audience and critics alike and we are thrilled to be working with our friends at the BBC to give it a home in the UK,” said Matthew Downer, SVP of regional TV licensing at Paramount Global Content Distribution.