'The Moodys': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about US remake of Australian series

'The Moodys': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about US remake of Australian series

'The Moodys' are set to return this Christmas to take you on a memorable ride, with their quirks and twists. The Australian television comedy series which became popular for its portrayal of characters, who did a great job in showcasing different facets to relationships.

The dysfunctional family, despite their notable shortcomings, were adored for holding on to certain values that define this family of five. Fox’s forthcoming American television series 'The Moodys' is an adaptation of the Australian comedy event series of the same name. The Australian version which follows the series 'A Moody Christmas', first aired in 2014. The six-episode-long show closely revolves around the adventures and drama of the members of the Moody family.

Release Date

The American remake of The Moody is scheduled to premiere on Fox on December 4, 2019.


Similar to the original series, in the American remake as well, the dysfunctional family of five gather in their Chicago home to celebrate Christmas in one another’s presence. The preview of the trailer doesn’t reveal much about the new elements the show has in store for us, besides their unusual actions that can be appropriated to their eccentricities.

In the preview, the patriarch Sean Sr sits his children down and says, “You are putting up tinsel, you’re gonna eat cookies- and you’re gonna do it all while acting really, really festive!”


The series will continue to feature the core members of the Moody family, which essays Denis Leary and Elizabeth Perkins in the parents’ role. While Leary will be seen playing Sean Sr, Perkins will appear as mother Ann.

Meanwhile, the siblings are portrayed by Francois Arnaud, Chelsea Frei and Jay Baruchel. Arnaud plays Dan, the youngest of all, Chelsea is seen as Bridge and Jay essays the role of Sean Jr, the eldest sibling who is an absolute mess living with their parents still.

The additional cast includes Maria Gabriela de Faria, Josh Segara, Kevin Bigley and Megan Park.


The comedy event series has been written by Bob Fisher, Rob Greenberg and Tad Quill. The comedy veterans Fisher and Greenberg have previously worked together in ‘Overboard’.

Where To Watch

You can catch the American remake of 'The Moodys' on Fox starting December 4. The 30-minute-long episodes will be aired back-to-back on December 4, 9 and 10, completing its run on television in a week.


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