Bitter-sweet comedy FRAYED to hit our shores in October

Source: ABC

Bitter-sweet comedy FRAYED to hit our shores in October

The ABC is thrilled to announce the airdate of its delightful new (6x45’) TV series, Frayed, written by and starring celebrated Australian comedian Sarah Kendall and co commissioned by Sky (UK).

Produced by Merman (Motherland, Catastrophe) in association with Guesswork Television (Rosehaven, Please Like Me), Kendall’s painfully funny comedy also stars Kerry Armstrong (Seachange, Lantana), Ben Mingay (House of Bond), George Houvardas (Packed to the Rafters, East West 101), Doris Younane (Five Bedrooms) and Matt Passmore (The Glades, Satisfaction, McLeod’s Daughters) along with British talent Diane Morgan (Motherland, After Life) and the award-winning Robert Webb (Peep Show).

In 1988, Simone Burbeck’s (Sarah Kendall) life appears perfect. She lives in a mansion in London with her perfect husband and children (Frazer Hadfield and Maggie Ireland-Jones), and her life is a merry-go-round of expensive renovations, dinner parties and school fundraisers. There’s just one problem: it’s all lies.

When her husband has a fatal heart attack in a disastrous session with a prostitute, the true state of their finances is revealed. Simone is broke, homeless and a social outcast. With no other options, and two children to care for, she is forced to return to her family home in Newcastle, Australia. It turns out Simone’s past isn’t quite the story she told everyone in London. Nothing about Simone is what it appears to be. Oh, and her real name is Sammy.

Frayed is full of complex characters, dubious decisions and unfortunate events; and at its heart is the journey of one flawed family confronting their secrets and trying to find a way back.

Sarah Kendall will return to Australia in October to promote the series, following her spellbinding Paper Planes show at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Frayed premieres in the UK on Sky One and NOW TV on 26 September.

FRAYED premieres Wednesday 16 October at 9:10pm on ABC and iview