Socially distanced comedy RETROGRAGE premieres this week on ABC


Gemma thought she was #livingherbestlife until the pandemic swept through, got her fired from her sales job and turned her world upside down.

To avoid drinking alone, Gemma and her best friend Ramsay conscripted their friend Sophie to design and build an online bar.

Sure, the onset of a global pandemic meant a strictly enforced regime of social isolation, but what if there was one place left to go? In this new world, there are new rules: no lockouts in the lockdown, and everyone’s invited.

Retrograde follows the topsy turvy life of Gemma and her close friends as they navigate the pandemic, partners and the new parameters of their lives, all from the safety of their very own virtual bar.

Adhering to rigorous socially distanced production regulations Retrograde will be the first remotely filmed narrative comedy series to hit Australian television screens. Retrograde is an experimental television concept with a format like nothing you’ve seen before.

Production details

Retrograde is an Unless Pictures & Orange Entertainment Co production for the ABC. Principal  production investment from Screen Australia, in association with Screen Queensland. Developed with the assistance of Film Victoria. Created by Meg O’Connell and Mark O’Toole. Producers Dan Lake, Jackson Lapsley Scott and Sophie Miller. Directed by Natalie Bailey. ABC Executive Producer Que Minh Luu.

Retrograde premieres Wednesday 8th July at 9:30pm on ABC




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