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Content giant SundanceTV has acquired the US rights to the Australian comedy series, Rosehaven.

rosehaven 19 May 2017Written and created by best friends and comedians Luke McGregor (Luke Warm Sex, Utopia) and Celia Pacquola (Utopia, The Beautiful Lie), Rosehaven is an eight-episode comedy series set in rural Tasmania about two close friends with big plans.

The first season, which premiered on the ABC Australia in 2016, will air on SundanceTV later this year, followed by the second season, which will air immediately after. After its linear run, Rosehaven will be streamed on SundanceNow in the US and Canada.

The series is to begin filming its second season June 19 in the picturesque island of Tasmania in and around Hobart and the Huon Valley.

McGregor plays Daniel McCallum, who returns to his rural Tasmanian hometown of Rosehaven to help his intimidating mother with her real-estate business. He gets a surprise when his best friend from the mainland, Emma (Pacquola) turns up on his doorstep – on the run from a marriage so fresh her husband is still on their honeymoon. These two friends are thrown into the centre of small town life, with Daniel confronted at every turn by the ghosts of his adolescent past and a town that hasn’t moved on while Emma is lapping up her anonymity.

“Rosehaven is a delightfully quirky comedy that we are excited to share with SundanceTV’s growing and passionate audience,” said Jan Diedrichsen, GM of SundanceTV and Sundance Now. “When we found this gem, it was clear that the offbeat, cheeky comedy fit perfectly within the network’s lineup of the best shows from around the world that showcase original voices.”

Kevin Whyte, executive producer, added: “We are rapt to be heading back down to Tasmania to find out what is next for Daniel and Emma and introduce them to the world with our new partners at SundanceTV and our old friends at the ABC.”