Scott Ryan, who features in it as the criminal-for-hire Ray Shoesmith, created the show.
“It’s been fantastic to see Mr Inbetween embraced by fans and critics. The exciting, offbeat and fast-moving first season is defined by the magnetic performance and creative vision of Scott Ryan and director Nash Edgerton,” said Eric Schrier, president of original programming at FX Networks and FX Productions. “Our thanks to Nash and Scott, our partners at Foxtel, fellow executive producer Jason Burrows, producer Michele Bennett, and the great cast and crew. We can’t wait to return to Ray’s world in season 2 of Mr Inbetween.”
The first season of the program had six episodes, which were written by Ryan and directed by Nash Edgerton. Actors on the show include Damon Herriman, Justin Rosniak, Brooke Satchwell, Jackson Tozer, Nicholas Cassim, Chika Yasumura and Matt Nable.
The series was shot in Australia and produced by Blue-Tongue Films and Jungle Entertainment, in association with FX Productions, Screen Australia and Create NSW. Ryan, Edgerton and Jason Burrows were executive producers and Michele Bennett was Producer.
In the US, Mr Inbetween is averaging 2.25 million viewers across all linear and non-linear platforms. In Live+7, the series premiere of Mr Inbetween (Tuesday September 25) lifted +99% from Live+Same Day in Adults 18-49 (577,000) and +113% for Total Viewers (1.4 million). Among Total Viewers, the gain was higher than the previous six FX drama series premieres. The second episode (Tuesday September 25) lifted +97% in Adults 18-49 (429,000) and +110% in Total Viewers (1.1 million).
Mr Inbetween returned Tuesday October 9 on FX with the final two episodes of the first season beginning at 11:14 p.m. ET/PT and concluding at 12:19 a.m.
The first season of Mr Inbetween received strong critical acclaim:
• “One of 2018’s best shows” – The Hollywood Reporter
• ”The killer with a heart of gold isn’t a new trope… but Mr Inbetween gives it a fresh and funny going over.” – The Boston Globe
• “Mr Inbetween can be enjoyed simply for Mr Ryan’s ability to put together scenes of slowly simmering absurdity.” – The New York Times
• “[Scott] Ryan has a striking and compulsively watchable physical presence: bald, angular and utterly calm.” – Rolling Stone
• “Mr Inbetween gets wilder as it goes along, until the season finale becomes a fully surreal, Fargo-ish tale of a hit gone way wrong.” – Entertainment Weekly
• “There’s a quiet charm in this Australian import.” – TV Guide.com