Prime Video commissions eight-part Australian series, Top End Bub

Top End Bub

The series is a spin off to the 2019 film, Top End Wedding.

Prime Video has commissioned a new romantic comedy series, Top End Bub, a spin-off series to the 2019 box office hit, Top End Wedding.

Going into production in May 2024, Top End Bub sees Miranda Tapsell and Gwilym Lee return to lead the cast. 

The eight-part series is created, executive produced, and written by Joshua Tyler and Miranda Tapsell, the writers of Top End Wedding, and produced by Goalpost Pictures. 

The series will film in the Northern Territory and Adelaide and will launch on Prime Video in Australia and New Zealand. Top End Bub will be distributed internationally by ZDF Studios.

Top End Bub picks up with Lauren, a dynamic Indigenous lawyer ticking off life goals in Adelaide while married to Ned. After Lauren’s eight-year-old niece becomes an orphan, the show follows the couple reluctantly abandoning their big city goals and moving to the Top End to raise the child.

While Lauren and Ned juggle the responsibility of becoming unexpected parents and trying to keep their marriage together, Lauren must come to terms with her responsibilities within her culture.

“Miranda Tapsell and Joshua Tyler have created a series that speaks straight to the heart and celebrates the messiness and beauty of family, love and community,” said Sarah Christie, senior development executive at Amazon MGM Studios. 

Screen Australia chief operating officer, Grainne Brunsdon said: “Top End Bub is going to be a truly special show, full of wit, warmth, resilience and above all love. We are absolutely delighted to support this beautiful story crafted by Miranda, Joshua and the Goalpost Pictures team, which will undoubtedly recapture the magic that took Top End Wedding to global success.”

Goalpost Pictures’ Rosemary Blight is executive producer, and the series will be directed by Christiaan Van Vuurren and Shari Sebbens.

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