Network Ten brings “Ink” franchise down under

After New York (pictured), Miami and LA editions, Bondi Ink will see the reality franchise crossing the Pacific Ocean to Australia, as 10 episodes start shooting in early 2015.
November 10, 2014

Australia’s Network Ten is bringing the Ink franchise to Sydney.

The commission will see NY Ink stars Mike Diamond and Tommy Montoya teaming up with Australian production company Unbreakable Global to makeĀ Bondi Ink.

The show will follow on the success of previous seriesĀ Miami Ink, LA Ink and NY Ink (pictured above).

Featuring a cast of top Australian artists working at the Sydney tattoo parlor known as Bondi Ink, the 10 x 60-minute show will be top-lined by Australian native Diamond, Montoya, and other guests who have appeared on previous Ink shows, as it chronicles Bondi’s busy summer season.

“I’ve thought about doing something like this for almost eight years,” said Diamond in a statement. “Now that we have everything in place, I know we are onto something really special that people all over the world are going to love.”

The series is being distributed by FremantleMedia International and filming will commence in early 2015, with expected air dates to follow later in the year.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.