Production has begun in Sydney on Playmaker’s The Easybeats for the ABC.
The two-part mini will follow rise of the iconic 1960s rock band – made up of five immigrants who met in a Sydney hostel – and will star Ashley Zukerman (The Code, Manhatten) alongside newcomers Christian Byers, Will Rush, Mackenzie Fearnley, Du Toit Bredenkamp and Arthur McBain.
The script has been penned by Christopher Lee (Howzat, Paper Giants, Gallipoli), with Matthew Saville (Seven Types of Ambiguity, Please Like Me, The Slap) directing.
Playmaker producers David Taylor and David Maher said: “We’re massive Easybeats fans so to be involved in bringing this incredible story to life is a real honour, and something we’re both proud and excited to be producing for the ABC.”
The Easybeats, which has received funding from Screen Australia and Screen NSW, is set to air later this year.