Scoundrels” will start production on March 16 for the first eight episodes, which will premier on ABC TV this summer. The production will continue through June and will hire about 75 New Mexico crew members and about 1,500 extras.
The comedy/drama stars Virginia Madsen and focuses on a family of small-time criminals who attempt to go straight after their father is sent to prison. It’s based on the New Zealand series “Outrageous Fortune and the show is being written by Lyn Greene and Richard Levine, the team behind Nip/Tuck.
Most of the core cast of Scoundrels is confirmed, and the show is due to screen on the ABC in the northern summer.
Robyn Malcolm, who stars as tough-as-nails matriach Cheryl West, is predicting the US version will use the essence of the story – “a working-class criminal family trying to cope with their dad being put away and going straight”. Continue Reading