East of Everything co-writer Roger Monk prepares to watch the series premier last night at his Goonengerry home. Picture CATHY
East of Everything co-writer Roger Monk prepares to watch the series premier last night at his Goonengerry home. Picture CATHY

Busy script writers put everything on the line

By HANNAH ROSS hannah.ross@northernstar.com WHILE Northern Rivers residents were cosying up on the couch last night to watch the region in its starring role as back drop to the new ABC series East of Everything, series writers Deb Cox and Roger Monk were frantic.

The pair spent the weekend chained to their computers trying to finish off scripts for series two of the program, which are due to land on desks at the ABC this morning.

Deb, who lives at Suffolk Park, said she didn't think she would have time to watch because she was too busy scripting the next series.

The ABC is expecting a big hit with East of Everything, promoting its high profile cast and its links with the popular series Seachange, which was also written by Deb.

The ABC has commissioned the scripts for series two, but funding for the production has yet to be finalised.

Roger Monk, who lives at Goonengerry, said he was excited the series was finally going to air.

"I have seen it about 50 times, but it has been such a long haul this evening marks a point for us. It is a good feeling," he said.

An audience of close to a million people was expected to tune in to East of Everything last night.

Roger said he didn't hang on ratings, he just hoped people liked the show and connected with the unfolding story of its characters.



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