Internationally-acclaimed, award-winning Australian comedian Sarah Kendall has come home to star in the bittersweet comedy/drama Frayed, a co-commission between ABC and Sky (UK). The 6 x 45’ comedy is the first scripted collaboration between the two broadcasters and is now filming in Newcastle, Sydney, and London.
Set in 1989, Frayed follows the journey of Sammy Cooper (Sarah Kendall), a fabulously wealthy London housewife who is forced to return to the town in Australia she grew up in. In coming home, Sammy must revisit her past and the events that led her to flee as a teenager years ago.
“I just wanted to visit my family in Newcastle but I ended up shooting a 6 part comedy here for the ABC and Sky,” said Kendall, the writer, creator and star. “I’m incredibly excited to be given this opportunity. And I also love free flights.”
Frayed is created and written by star Kendall and produced by Merman Television (Motherland/BBC, There She Goes/BBC, Women on the Verge/UKTV, Catastrophe C4/Amazon), the production company founded and run by award-winning duo Sharon Horgan and Clelia Mountford, in association with Australia’s Guesswork Television (ABC’s Rosehaven, Get Krack!n, Please Like Me). Joining Sarah Kendall is an exceptional Australian and British ensemble cast to be announced soon.
Frayed will air in 2019 on ABC in Australia and Sky and streaming service NOW TV in the UK. Sky Vision will distribute Frayed internationally.