Based on writer Grace Rouvray’s blog The Island of the Dead, the series follows the romantic misadventures of Claire an apprehensive 20-something who, after breaking up with her boyfriend of the past five years, is suddenly flung back into the rollercoaster world of the dating scene where she finds herself uneasy about the rules and expectations she must navigate as a newly single woman. Exploring the difficulty of finding authentic love in today’s fastmoving world, the series pokes fun at everything from the pitfalls of Tinder to the dreaded walk of shame.
‘A hilarious and highly relatable comedy, 600 Bottles of Wine speaks directly to the messy culture of modern-day dating while maintaining a cheeky sensibility that makes the series an absolute winner,’ said Jessica Ellis, Head of Content Sales & Distribution for ABC Commercial. ‘We’re pleased to now be partnering with Cockatoo Co.Lab to continue to bring this poignant and wonderfully written series to the global marketplace.’
‘Cockatoo Co.Lab is thrilled to now be working with ABC Commercial as we continue to bring 600 Bottles of Wine to both local and international audiences,’ added producer Bec Bignell, Co-Founder of Cockatoo Co.Lab. ‘This innovative series created by our all-female creative team celebrates ideas from Grace’s blog that are expertly activated through Director Ainslie Clouston’s whip-smart, awkwardly gritty comedic tone. The response has been overwhelmingly positive to date and we’re confident the success of the show will continue under ABC Commercial’s experienced stewardship.’
Premiering to universal acclaim on BBC Three in the United Kingdom last year, the series also broadcast on Network Ten’s young adult television channel 10 Peach in Australia. In addition, the series was an official selection at LA Webfest in 2018, with Rouvray awarded ‘Best Actress’ honours for her portrayal of the disillusioned Claire, in addition to receiving an ‘Outstanding Writing’ nomination for her work creating the series.
Continuing to build on its international success, 600 Bottles of Wine is now set to premiere on YLE’s FVOD streaming service in Finland later this year.