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Director: Neil Sharma, Kriv Stenders

Producer: Jude Troy, Wooden Horse

Executive Producer: Jude Troy, Richard Finlayson, Matt Okine, Geoffrey Atherden

Writer: Matt Okine, Sarah L. Walker, Tristram Baumber

Cast: Matt Okine, Denise Scott, Angela Nica Sullen

Genres: Comedy

8 x 30’


Following a break-up from his long-suffering girlfriend, journalist Arthur (Matt Okine) puts his future on hold to move back home with his widowed mother, Maggie (Denise Scott).

A former nurse, Maggie used to be a firebrand – a renegade. But since the death of her husband Leo, Maggie has been...a little strange. With the *help* of older sister and arguable family favourite, Robbie (Angela Nica Sullen), Arthur attempts to care for their mother – but it’s not long before the mischievous Maggie is running rings around her hapless son.

With rich, warm characters, Mother and Son offers cheeky but poignant observations on growing older, dealing with grief, relationships and familial expectations – and is guaranteed to win hearts around the world.

This brand new re-imagining of an Australian classic was produced by Wooden Horse (The Clearing, Stuff the British Stole) and made in collaboration with the Geoffrey Atherden, creator of the much-loved original version.

It combines the talents of internationally recognised comedians Matt Okine (The Other Guy, Stateless) and Denise Scott (Please Like Me, Jack Irish). Alongside Okine and Scott, the ensemble cast includes Angela Nica Sullen (La Brea, Bump), Catherine Văn-Davies (The Twelve, Barons) and Andrea Demetriades (Janet King, Crownies) with special appearances from Jenna Owen (Queen of Oz, Joe vs. Carole), Justin Amankwah (Aftertaste, Shantaram), Virginia Gay (Safe Home, Winners and Losers), Tiriel Mora (The Castle) and TikTok sensation Zara Tate among others.

‘Set to charm a new generation’
– The New Daily

‘Shenanigans, wholesomeness and plenty of laugh-out-loud moments’
– Mamamia

‘Viewers are in for both laughs and relatable family moments’
– TV Blackbox

⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Feels like a breath of fresh air’
– Sydney Morning Herald

‘Likely to command a strong audience… perfect for a country whose ethnic composition is changing at a gallop’
– The Australian

'Ambitious storytelling'
-- Mediaweek