‘While the Men are Away’ is a new queer revisionist historical dramedy for SBS set in 1940s rural Australia.
While the men are off fighting in WWII, the people who have been excluded from power suddenly find themselves running the show. Two Women’s Land Army recruits from Sydney arrive in the country and undergo a heady course in race relations, rural politics, spirituality, sex, and personal growth – oh, and farming.
SBS announced the Director and main cast (pictured) today for the series which will commence filming mid January 2023 in Central NSW.
Good luck to those who have been submitted for roles so far…
📷: Top (L-R): Directors Elissa Down, Monica Zanetti, and actor Max McKenna. Bottom (L-R) actors Benedict Hardie, Shaka Cook, and Gemma Ward.