Five Bedrooms

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Five Bedrooms
Five bedrooms.jpeg
Genre
Created by
  • Michael Lucas
  • Christine Bartlett
Written by
  • Michael Lucas
  • Christine Bartlett
  • Mithila Gupta
  • Xavier Coy
Directed by
Starring
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes24 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Tracey Robertson
  • Nathan Mayfield
Producers
Running time45 minutes[1]
Production companyHoodlum
DistributorNBCUniversal International Television Distribution
Release
Original network
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Audio formatStereo
Original release15 May 2019 (2019-05-15) –
present

Five Bedrooms is an Australian comedy-drama television series, which first screened on Network 10. The eight part series premiered on 15 May 2019, at 8:40 pm. In the United States, the series started streaming on Peacock on April 15, 2020.[2]

In October 2019, the drama was renewed for a second season by 10[3][4] which was set premiere in 2020, however due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the second season was rescheduled to air in 2021 instead.[5] In May 2021, the Australian broadcast of the series was announced to be moving from Network 10 to the 10 affiliated streaming service, Paramount+.[6][7] Filming of the fourth season began in Melbourne in September 2022.[8][9]

Synopsis[edit]

Five Bedrooms tells the story of five people at different times of their lives. They bond after they find themselves seated together at the singles table at a wedding. After a few too many drinks, the solution to all of their problems seems to be buying a house together; a five bedroom house.[10][11]

Production[edit]

In January 2019, it was announced Roy Joseph, Doris Younane, Katie Robertson, Kat Stewart, Stephen Peacocke, Kate Jenkinson and Hugh Sheridan had been cast in the new drama.[12] In July 2021, it was announced that Rodger Corser would join the cast of the second season to guest star as Stuart, Liz's ex-husband.[13] In October 2019, the drama was renewed for a second season by Network 10[14][4] which began filming in February 2020 before the production was closed down in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[15][16] The second season's production resumed filming between June and July 2020.[17] On 6 May 2021, it was announced the series moved to Paramount+, and that the second season premiered on 11 August 2021, coinciding with the Australian re-branding of 10 All Access to Paramount+.[18] In October 2020, it was announced that a third season had been renewed[19] which began filming in August 2021.[20] It premiered on New Year's Day 2022. In May 2022, it was announced that a fourth season had been renewed which would begin filming in October 2022.[21]

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

  • Kat Stewart as Liz Wendell
  • Stephen Peacocke as Ben Chigwell
  • Doris Younane as Heather Doyle
  • Katie Robertson as Ainsley Elling
  • Roy Joseph as Harpreet "Harry" Sethi
  • Hugh Sheridan as Lachlan Best (season 1–2)
  • Johnny Carr as Kevin "Simmo" Fitzsimons (season 3; recurring season 1–2)

Recurring cast[edit]

  • Kumud Merani as Manju K. Sethi (season 1–2)
  • Alan Dukes as Colin Doyle
  • Ben Schumann as Timmy Doyle
  • Kyle Keuris as Louie Doyle
  • Kate Jenkinson as Melanie Best
  • Rodger Corser as Stuart Wendell
  • Adam Fiorentino as Pete Portelli
  • Josh McKenzie as Xavier
  • Daniel Lapaine as Joe Chigwell
  • Ingrid Torelli as Mia Chigwell-Bourke
  • Samantha Cain as Rebecca Bourke
  • Celia Ireland as Rhonda Hibbert
  • Roz Hammond as Edwina Crowe
  • Dennis Coard as Marty Churle
  • Victoria Eagger as Val Gunther
  • Keith Brockett as Dan Chen
  • Diana Nguyen as Kerri Chen

Episodes[edit]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally releasedStatus
First releasedLast releasedNetwork
1815 May 2019 (2019-05-15)3 July 2019 (2019-07-03)Network 10Aired
2811 August 2021 (2021-08-11)Paramount+Released
381 January 2022 (2022-01-01)Released

Season 1 (2019)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
Australian viewers
(millions)
11"Five Owners"Peter TemplemanChristine Bartlett & Michael Lucas15 May 2019 (2019-05-15)351986-1507,000[22]
22"Twenty Guests"Peter TemplemanChristine Bartlett & Michael Lucas22 May 2019 (2019-05-22)351986-2428,000[23]
33"Three Millimetres"Corrie ChenChristine Bartlett & Michael Lucas29 May 2019 (2019-05-29)351986-3483,000[24]
44"Zero Dollars"Corrie ChenChristine Bartlett & Michael Lucas5 June 2019 (2019-06-05)351986-4347,000[25]
55"Five Lies"Fiona BanksMithila Gupta12 June 2019 (2019-06-12)351986-5499,000[26]
66"Fifty Years"Fiona BanksChristine Bartlett & Michael Lucas19 June 2019 (2019-06-19)351986-6437,000[27]
77"Four Meats"Peter TemplemanChristine Bartlett & Michael Lucas26 June 2019 (2019-06-26)351986-7519,000[28]
88"One Bid"Peter TemplemanChristine Bartlett & Michael Lucas3 July 2019 (2019-07-03)351986-8476,000[29]

Season 2 (2021)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release dateProd.
code
91"Thirty Open Houses"Peter TemplemanChristine Bartlett & Michael Lucas11 August 2021 (2021-08-11)351986-9
102"Two Mothers"Peter TemplemanChristine Bartlett & Michael Lucas11 August 2021 (2021-08-11)351986-10
113"Nine Feet"Shirley BarrettChristine Bartlett & Michael Lucas11 August 2021 (2021-08-11)351986-11
124"Five Wishes"Shirley BarrettMithila Gupta11 August 2021 (2021-08-11)351986-12
135"Two Warnings"Fadia AbboudXavier Coy11 August 2021 (2021-08-11)351986-13
146"Twenty-Seven Weeks"Fadia AbboudChristine Bartlett & Michael Lucas11 August 2021 (2021-08-11)351986-14
157"Three Messages"Peter TemplemanChristine Bartlett & Michael Lucas11 August 2021 (2021-08-11)351986-15
168"One Way"Peter TemplemanChristine Bartlett & Michael Lucas11 August 2021 (2021-08-11)351986-16

Season 3 (2022)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release dateProd.
code
171"Zero Logic"Peter TemplemanChristine Bartlett & Michael Lucas1 January 2022 (2022-01-01)351986-17
182"Three Teams"Peter TemplemanChristine Bartlett & Michael Lucas1 January 2022 (2022-01-01)351986-18
193"Nine Carats"Fiona BanksChristine Bartlett & Michael Lucas1 January 2022 (2022-01-01)351986-19
204"One Kiss"Fiona BanksChristine Bartlett & Michael Lucas1 January 2022 (2022-01-01)351986-20
215"Four Memories"Craig IrvinAlisha Hnatjuk1 January 2022 (2022-01-01)351986-21
226"Three Dates"Craig IrvinChristine Bartlett & Michael Lucas1 January 2022 (2022-01-01)351986-22
237"Two Parties"Peter TemplemanChristine Bartlett & Michael Lucas1 January 2022 (2022-01-01)351986-23
248"Two Words"Peter TemplemanChristine Bartlett & Michael Lucas & Claire Phillips1 January 2022 (2022-01-01)351986-24

Ratings[edit]

Season 1[edit]

No. Title Air date Overnight ratings Consolidated ratings Total
viewers
Ref(s)
Viewers Rank Viewers Rank
1 "Five Owners" 15 May 2019 507,000 16 114,000 12 621,000 [22][30]
2 "Twenty Guests" 22 May 2019 428,000 17 154,000 14 582,000 [23][31]
3 "Three Millimetres" 29 May 2019 483,000 17 146,000 12 629,000 [24][32]
4 "Zero Dollars" 5 June 2019 347,000 20 64,000 19 411,000 [25][33]
5 "Five Lies" 12 June 2019 499,000 14 150,000 10 649,000 [26][34]
6 "Fifty Years" 19 June 2019 437,000 16 168,000 13 605,000 [27][35]
7 "Four Meats" 26 June 2019 519,000 14 159,000 10 678,000 [28][36]
8 "One Bid" 3 July 2019 475,000 15 119,000 13 594,000 [29]

International broadcast[edit]

Five Bedrooms was shown on BBC One from 10 March 2020, and was the fifth Australian drama to be broadcast on the BBC after Out of the Blue, The Doctor Blake Mysteries, A Place to Call Home and 800 Words since the broadcasting rights of Neighbours went to Channel 5 in 2008. Five Bedrooms airs on Peacock in the United States. It was also shown on RTP2 in Portugal and began airing on W Network in Canada in 2021. It began airing on RTÉ2 in the Republic of Ireland in July 2021, season two aired from November 2021 and season three from July 2022.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Five Bedrooms Ep 01 (2019 - 45 min) - ISAN
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  31. ^ Timeshifted: Wednesday 22 May 2019 - TV Tonight
  32. ^ Timeshifted: Wednesday 29 May 2019 - TV Tonight
  33. ^ Timeshifted: Wednesday 5 June 2019 - TV Tonight
  34. ^ Timeshifted: Wednesday 12 June 2019 - TV Tonight
  35. ^ Timeshifted: Wednesday 19 June 2019 - TV Tonight
  36. ^ Timeshifted: Wednesday 26 June 2019 - TV Tonight

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