Binge’s quirky Aussie comedy Colin From Accounts setting world alight

Colin From Accounts

Patrick Brammall and Harriet Dyer dazzle on red carpet at world premiere of Easy Tiger series

Once upon a time, maybe not that long ago, a quirky Australian comedy like Colin From Accounts, about to drop on an SVOD platform, would not have been a crowd-puller. However last night in Sydney, a crowd of media jostled on the red carpet for the best spots to interview and photograph the cast of the new series from Easy Tiger.

To celebrate the launch of new Binge Australian original, Binge executive director Alison Hurbert-Burns and her team at the streaming service held a world premiere of the first two episodes of the series at Paddington’s Chauvel Cinemas.

The talented real-life couple of Patrick Brammall and Harriet Dyer had just arrived back from their Hollywood base to help launch the series they created, executive produced and wrote, oh and starred in. They were joined by a mix of cast members, industry colleagues and executives from the production house Easy Tiger and the Foxtel Group.

The comedy tells the story of Ashley (Dyer) and Gordon (Brammall), two single(ish), complex humans who are brought together by a car accident and an injured dog.

Colin from Accounts is about flawed, funny people choosing each other and being brave enough to show their true self, scars and all, as they navigate life together. The audience too gets to see the leads exposing themselves to each other in comedy segments that work oh-so-well. There’s nothing highbrow about the humour that is riddled with wee, poo and fart gags in the first episode.

The eight episodes of Colin From Accounts drop on Binge and Foxtel on December 1.

Binge commission Colin From Accounts premiere with cast members Tai Hara, Genevieve Hegney, Darren Gilshenan, Patrick Brammall, Harriet Dyer and Helen Thomson

Who’s who at the Colin From Accounts world premiere

Colin From Accounts cast: Patrick Brammall (No Activity and A Moody Christmas), Harriet Dyer (Wakefield and The Invisible Man), Helen Thomson (Rake, Elvis), Genevieve Hegney (Young Rock, Doctor Doctor), Tai Hara (Hyde and Seek, Home and Away), Darren Gilshenan (Dark City, A Moody Christmas), Yvonne Rae (Lambs of God, Total Control), Alex Malone (Wanted, The Heights), Laura Lakshmi (Home and Away), Zachary Raabe (Fractal), Matthew T. Walsh, Noah Fowler (Two Grown, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), Sophie Bloom (Home and Away, Underbelly: Vanishing Act), Matthew Moore (The Great, Bump) and Madeleine Dyer (Sexy Herpes, Neighbourhood Wars).

Other actors as the premiere included Arielle Carver O’Neill (Ticket to Paradise), Lily Sullivan (Picnic at Hanging Rock), Claire Lovering (San Andreas), Bridie Connell (Gut Feeling) and Frances Berry (Palm Beach).

Joining Binge’s Alison Hurbert-Burns at the premiere were Foxtel’s Amanda Laing and Marshall Heald plus Binge and Kayo chief executive Julian Ogrin.

Representing Easy Tiger were founder Ian Collie and his chief executive and co-producer Rob Gibson.

Hurbert-Burns shared during a Q&A onstage with the cast that Colin From Accounts has been selling up a storm internationally, with help from distributor CBS.

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