Mr Inbetween

About the Show

Juggling parental responsibilities, complicated relationships, a viciously smart pre-teen daughter and an aging parent while earning a living would be difficult for anyone, but it’s particularly tricky when you’re a criminal for hire.


Ray Shoesmith (Scott Ryan) ‘takes care of people’ — collecting debts, relieving them of drugs and guns, and often taking care of them on a more permanent basis. Ray demands respect and does not tolerate others disregarding his very clear code of ethics. As Ray’s increasingly volatile work collides with his imploding personal life, he finds himself struggling to stay atop the complex web he has woven.


In season three of Mr Inbetween, Ray’s world has contracted. Family life looks a little different as he quietly mourns the loss of Bruce, while figuring out how to care for his aging father, Bill (Kenny Graham). As Brittany (Chika Yasumura) grows into a young woman, she draws further away from Ray and comes closer to discovering the truth about who he really is. Things seem good with Gary (Justin Rosniak) and Dave (Matt Nable), however since severing ties with former boss and confidant Freddy (Damon Herriman), Ray is working freelance and feeling a sense of isolation. With business booming, a new connection with criminal kingpin Rafael (Jeremy Sims) intensifies Ray’s struggle, and when sparks fly with new colleague Zoe (Emily Barclay), an unexpected tragedy makes Ray question both his career trajectory and his ethics.


Fellow underworld figures dub Ray ‘The Magician’ for his uncanny ability to make things disappear. As his family crumbles, emotions rage and violence escalates, the blood on his hands may finally cause the magic wand to slip.


Mr Inbetween is a half-hour comedy series created by and starring Scott Ryan as Ray Shoesmith. The series co-stars Justin Rosniak, Chika Yasumura, Damon Herriman, Matt Nable, Kenny Graham, Emily Barclay, Jeremy Sims.


The series is executive produced by Nash Edgerton, Scott Ryan and Michele Bennett. The series was shot in Australia and is produced by Blue-Tongue Films and Pariah Productions in association with FX Productions.

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  • “a bulletproof leading performance”
    - Rotten Tomatoes
  • “under-the-radar gem”
    - TV Guide
  • “The killer with a heart of gold isn't a new trope...But 'Mr Inbetween' gives it a fresh and funny going over”
    - The Boston Globe
  • “one can’t help but root for Ray Shoesmith”
    - Broadcasting + Cable
  • “'Mr Inbetween' can be enjoyed simply for Mr. Ryan’s ability to put together scenes of slowly simmering absurdity”
    - The New York Times
  • “the bad guy you are meant to like”
    - Los Angeles Times
  • “There's a quiet charm in this Australian import”
    - TV Guide