The Letdown


‘Letdown’ creators prep ‘Goodwood’ with ABC, ABC Studios Int’l

The creators of ABC/Netflix co-production The Letdown are developing best-selling novel Goodwood with Endemol Shine Banks for Australian broadcaster ABC and ABC Studios International — the global production arm of the US broadcaster.  Written by Alison Bell and Sarah Scheller, Goodwood will be based on Holly Throsby’s debut novel, and will mark the duo’s own debut in hour-long drama. The […]

Writer’s Room: Comedy is personal – Sarah Scheller

I have been fortunate enough to write two series of The Letdown, a very personal, narrative comedy about modern-day parenting. I have co-written every episode with my work partner, Alison Bell, from early blue-skying, to methodically breaking down stories to physically writing the dialogue. We do it all together. We also work in a program […]

The ascent of Aussie drama

Drama from down under is enjoying a watershed moment as productions attract the attention of global SVODs and travel seamlessly around the world – what’s behind Australian TV’s global walkabout? Manori Ravindran reports. Once on the periphery of the international drama market, global-facing offerings such as ABC’s The Letdown are drawing the interest of global […]

Netflix & ABC conspire to create thriller

Netflix and Australian pubcaster the ABC are once again working together, this time on a short-run political conspiracy drama. The pair has commissioned Banijay Group-owned Screentime to produce the six-part Pine Gap, with Greg Haddrick attached as showrunner. Netflix will take exclusive worldwide SVOD rights, with the ABC taking Australia. The South Australian Film Corporation […]

Netflix & ABC coproducing motherhood comedy

Streaming service Netflix and Australian pubcaster the ABC are coproducing a comedy series about motherhood. The Letdown will air on Netflix internationally, joining the Australian service after it airs on ABC. Production has begun on the series, which has secured funding from Screen Australia and Create NSW. Giant Dwarf is the producer. The Letdown follows […]