Patrick Brammall, who played the male lead Danny on the Australian comedy series Upper Middle Bogan, is set to reprise his role opposite Poppy Montgomery in CBS’ single-camera pilot adaptation Furst Born (formerly untitled Butler/Hope/O’Shannon).
Written by Modern Family alum Dan O’Shannon and creators of the original Australian comedy Robyn Butler and Wayne Hope, Furst Born is an extended family show that centers on Bess (Montgomery), a successful doctor, happily married to Danny (Brammall), a successful architect. Bess, also the mother of fraternal twins, Erin (Talitha Bateman) and Owen, is shocked to learn she’s adopted, a secret her mom (Swoosie Kurtz) has kept buried for 38 years. Katey Sagal and John Carroll Lynch co-star. Todd Holland is directing and executive produces alongside O’Shannon, Butler and Hope for CBS Studios and ABC Studios.
This is the second consecutive time Brammall has been recruited to reprise his role on an Australian comedy series in its U.S. adaptation — last year he did it in the NBC pilot Strange Calls. Brammall had been on CBS casting executives’ radar with a recent guest spot on the network’s freshman comedy series Life In Pieces.
Brammall previously starred on the Australian series The Moodys, for which he won the 2013 AACTA for Best Performance in a Television Comedy. Last year, he received three AACTA nominations, for series The Moodys and The Little Death and feature Ruben Guthrie. He’s repped by CAA and RGM in Australia, Mosaic, and attorney Jim Gilio of Sloane Offer Webber Dern.
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