Patrick Brammall in Upper Middle Bogan finale.
Patrick Brammall in Upper Middle Bogan finale.

Is this the end for Upper Middle Bogan?

FANS of Upper Middle Bogan are set for a shock with husband-and-wife creators Wayne Hope and Robyn Butler saying no more episodes will be made in the foreseeable future, if ever.

Hope and Butler are currently making another ABC comedy, Back in Very Small Business, instead.

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Three seasons of Upper Middle Bogan have screened on the ABC with the final episode airing on November 16 last year.

The show, about two polar opposite families connected by blood ties, stars Patrick Brammall, Anny Maynard, Glenn Robbins, Robyn Malcolm and Robyn Nevin.

Michala Banas, Rhys Mitchell, Dougie Baldwin, Madeleine Jevic, Harrison Feldman, and Lara Robinson round out the show's cast.

"We couldn't do any more Upper Middle Bogan because of cast (even though) the ABC was desperate to do more," Butler said.

"Patrick is going great guns in America at the moment as is Dougie and Rhys has moved over there (to Los Angeles) and Michaela has been over there (for pilot season) this year as well.

"So it (Upper Middle Bogan) is parked (on indefinite hiatus)."

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Brammall, who has also starred in Glitch and shot a pilot for a US version on Upper Middle Bogan, is living in Los Angeles as he follows his Hollywood dream.

Love Child actor Harriet Dyer recently announced she was moving overseas to be with Brammall. The pair worked together on No Activity.

Baldwin has been acting alongside Academy Award winner Kathy Bates in US comedy Disjointed.

Upper Middle Bogan cast
Upper Middle Bogan cast

"We totally get it (stars pursuing American acting projects)," Hope said.

"We loved making Upper Middle Bogan and especially the third season we really enjoyed.

"When we came out of it we went 'let's make another' but we couldn't get that (fourth season) together.

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"It is not a 'no' for us and it is something we would like to revisit but it does depend on whether that can happen.

"It is a bit like the American show Arrested Development (which went seven years between seasons) where it is not finished. If the planets align (cast becomes available) we would happily jump in."

Upper Middle Bogan — Glenn Robbins and Rhys Mitchell.
Upper Middle Bogan — Glenn Robbins and Rhys Mitchell.

Upper Middle Bogan won the 2016 AACTA Award for Best Television Comedy.

Brammall plays architect Danny Bright whose wife Bess (Maynard) discovers that her birth parents are Wayne and Julie Wheeler (Robbins and Malcolm) who head a drag racing team.

Patrick Brammall (with Emma Booth in the ABC's Glitch) is in high demand.
Patrick Brammall (with Emma Booth in the ABC's Glitch) is in high demand.
Annie Maynard in Upper Middle Bogan.
Annie Maynard in Upper Middle Bogan.


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