Gary Sweet, Rhys Muldoon, Gyton Grantley and Firass Dirani have been announced as Nine’s House Husbands, a new drama from Playmaker Media.
They will be joined by Julia Morris, Anna McGahan and Natalie Saleeba.
The 10 part series, as first revealed by TV Tonight, is described as warm, funny and entertaining and “gives a real perspective on the way we live today from four modern families with one thing in common: the men are in charge of raising the kids.”
Other cast members are still to be announced.
“House Husbands is a fresh and dynamic look at Australian family life with a very modern twist,” says Michael Healy, Nine’s Director of Television.
“Audiences will fall in love with our characters as they deal with the challenges of raising families in today’s hectic world.”
The series was created by Ellie Beaumont and Drew Proffitt, produced by Sue Seeary and Drew Proffitt and directed by Geoff Bennett and Shirley Barrett. Nine’s Jo Rooney and Andy Ryan plus Playmaker’s David Maher and David Taylor are executive producers.
“The timing feels right for a funny and honest Aussie drama that lifts the lid on what stay-at-home dads actually get up to. We are thrilled to be producing this series for Nine,” says Playmaker’s David Maher.
Production commences in Melbourne at the end of the month.