Top End Wedding Follow-Up Series, Top End Bub, Begins Production in Australia

Top End Bub

The romantic comedy series Top End Bub has commenced production in Australia’s Northern Territory, specifically in Darwin, with plans to later film in Adelaide, South Australia. A follow-up to the 2019 hit film Top End Wedding, the series will see the return of stars Miranda Tapsell and Gwilym Lee as Lauren and Ned, a couple navigating the challenges of unexpected parenthood and cultural responsibilities.

Tapsell, who is also the series’ co-creator and co-writer, expressed her excitement about the project, stating that she and the team are thrilled to bring the beloved characters and the beauty of the Top End back to audiences’ screens. The series, created and written by Tapsell and Joshua Tyler (the duo behind the original film), is produced by Goalpost Pictures, with Rosemary Blight serving as executive producer alongside Tapsell and Tyler.

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In the series, Lauren and Ned find themselves relocating from their comfortable city life in Adelaide to the Australian outback to raise Lauren’s orphaned niece, Taya, aka ‘Bub’, played by newcomer Gladys-May Kelly. They must confront the challenges of parenthood and cultural obligations while adapting to their new lives.

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Grainne Brunsdon, Chief Operating Officer of Screen Australia, praised the series, highlighting its “wit, warmth, resilience, and above all, love,” and expressing confidence in its ability to recapture the magic that made Top End Wedding a global success.

Joining the lead cast are Rob Collins, Brooke Satchwell, Guy Simon, and Clarence Ryan, adding to the talented ensemble. With production now underway, fans can look forward to the release of Top End Bub on Prime Video in Australia and New Zealand in the coming months, with international distribution by ZDF Studios.

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