ABC and Screen Australia in association with Create NSW are pleased to announce that filming is underway in Sydney on the new six-part family comedy/drama series Sando, from the team at Jungle.
Starring the much-loved Genevieve Morris (No Activity) as Sando (aka Victoria -Sando' Sandringham) in her first TV series lead role, the ensemble cast includes Firass Dirani (House Husbands), Phil Lloyd (The Moodys) Rob Carlton (Paper Giants), Krew Boylan (Schapelle), Adele Vuko (of online comedy sensations Skitbox), Uli Latukefu and newcomer Dylan Hesp.
-Sando' (Genevieve Morris) is Australia's queen of the discount furniture package deal. She's built her empire on being a down-to-earth larrikin and is something of a national treasure – to all but her family. They banished her a decade ago when her one-night stand (and resulting pregnancy) by her daughter's fiancé (Firass Dirani) was shockingly revealed at his wedding to her daughter (Krew Boylan). Now, after a health scare, her career on a precipice and her professional nemesis (Rob Carlton) primed to push her into the abyss, Sando is determined to rekindle the family relationship. She needs them, and in spite of their initial apprehension…and unbridled hatred…soon they'll discover they might actually need her too.
Created and written by Phil Lloyd (The Moodys, Here Come the Habibs) and co-created by Charlie Garber, the series will be directed by Erin White (It's a Date, Little Lunch) and the Van Vuuren Bros. (Bondi Hipsters, Soul Mates), and produced by Chloe Rickard (No Activity, Here Come the Habibs).
Sando will film in Sydney over the next six weeks and air on ABC next year.
Production Credits: A Jungle production for the ABC. Principal production investment and Screen Australia and ABC in association with Create NSW. Creator, Writer and Showrunner Phil Lloyd. Co-Creator Charlie Garber. Producer Chloe Rickard. Executive Producer Jason Burrows. ABC Executive Producers Rick Kalowski and Andrew Gregory.