Don Groves is a Deadline contributor based in Sydney

Australian production outfit Jungleboys has signed with Mosaic as the company pursues a U.S. remake of its comedy series A Moody Christmas. Jungleboys principles Trent O’Donnell and Phil Lloyd created the Australian comedy Review With Myles Barlow that’s being retooled as Review With Forrest MacNeil for Comedy Central, starring Andy Daly. Writer-director O’Donnell and Lloyd, a writer-actor who played the lead in Myles Barlow, signed with the Gersh Agency last November. One of Australia’s top advertising production companies, Jungleboys recently moved into TV comedy and plans to expand into factual programming. Commissioned by Australia’s ABC-TV, A Moody Christmas centers on a dysfunctional family over six consecutive Christmas Days. Jungleboys’ latest production, sketch comedy series The Elegant Man’s Guide To Knife Fighting, which stars Lloyd, launches on ABC-TV next week.

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