House Husbands will commence filming its fifth season in Melbourne this week.
Gary Sweet (Lewis) Firass Dirani (Justin), Rhys Muldoon (Mark), Julia Morris (Gemma), Natalie Saleeba (Abi), Jane Allsop (Rachel), Louise Siversen (Miss Looby) and Denise Scott (Nurse Toni) will reprise their roles in series five.
Four-time Logie winner Hugh Sheridan joins the cast to play Nick Gazecki, a brash music teacher who hits all the right notes until he makes an enemy of his new neighbour Lewis (Gary Sweet).
Other new cast members include AFI winner Roy Billing as Mark’s loveable father Bernie, and showbiz legend Nancye Hayes as Mark’s overbearing mother Liz.
Nine’s co-Heads of Drama Jo Rooney and Andy Ryan said: “Everyone with a family can relate to the House Husbands and their partners as they juggle the pressures of relationships, work and parenting. Their kids might be growing up fast but our House Husbands still have a lot to learn.”
Sue Seeary from Playmaker said: “We are thrilled to be back again for a fifth series. With such a wonderful returning cast and the opportunity of working with Hugh Sheridan as the new House Husband, this series is sure to capture the hearts and funnybones of our loyal and discerning audience. Nepean South is set to rock in 2016.”
House Husbands is a Playmaker production for the Nine Network, with the support of Film Victoria.
Executive Producers are Andy Ryan and Jo Rooney from the Nine Network, with David Maher, David Taylor and Sue Seeary from Playmaker. The series is produced by Sue Seeary, with script producer Jo Martino and directors Grant Brown, Ian Watson, Fiona Banks and Sian Davies.