Nice to learn that Gyton Grantley’s character in House Husbands will be a gay dad.
This will add some diversity to the mix, and hopefully avoid the show becoming too blokey. Modern Family has arguably done much to educate audiences and TV execs that this is no longer a no-go zone.
Grantley will be partnered with Tim Campbell, real life-partner of Anthony Callea, who plays a fireman.
Mind you, there’s nothing in Nine’s promo to indicate a gay dad -but I’ve come to learn Nine’s promos rarely reflect the finished product anymore (Tricky Business anyone?).
Co-Producer Drew Proffitt told the Herald Sun, “It works between them, they just looked like they’d been together a long time.
“Gyton’s character was treated the same as everyone else. We wanted to treat all the characters the same way (regardless of their sexuality).
“There will still be storylines where their sexuality is part of the story. We don’t ignore it. To not address it at all wouldn’t be authentic either.”
Grantley is joined by the three other principals, Gary Sweet, Rhys Muldoon and Firass Dirani.
Nine is yet to announce a premiere date for the melodrama, busily pushing Howzat!, Underbelly, Big Brother and Farmer Wants a Wife.