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Ioan Gruffudd on his new Australian ABC series Harrow

He’s the Welsh actor best known for his roles in Liar and The Fantastic Four.

And Ioan Gruffudd has revealed his new ABC crime drama Harrow is a high-quality production that could rival the best of the American networks.

The 44-year-old told News.com.au on Tuesday the series, which is set in Brisbane, ‘has the potential to be the next House or Bones’.

‘It has the potential to be the next House or Bones’: Ioan Gruffudd has revealed his new ABC series Harrow looks like a big budget American show 

‘It’s quintessentially an Australian show, but it’s made to look as expensive as those big American shows,’ Ioan said.

He added: ‘This is the first time in my life I’ve had to make the decision not to take any work until I know about the second season of this.’

Ioan spent the last six months of 2017 in Australia filming Harrow, which follows a forensic pathologist who lives in a boat on the Brisbane River.

'It's quintessentially an Australian show, but it looks as expensive as those big American shows': Harrow is set in Brisbane, but Ioan believes it looks like a US production, such as Bones

‘It’s quintessentially an Australian show, but it looks as expensive as those big American shows’: Harrow is set in Brisbane, but Ioan believes it looks like a US production, such as Bones

The UnReal star, who is based in Los Angeles, will return to Brisbane this Sunday for a preview screening of Harrow.

In December 2017, Ioan told The Daily Telegraph that he had sacrificed time with his family in order to take on the role.

‘It’s a big undertaking to leave one’s family behind for so long,’ he said. 

'Clearly the script was a big incentive': In December 2017, Ioan told The Daily Telegraph that he had sacrificed time with his family in order to take on the role. Pictured: Ioan  with his wife

‘Clearly the script was a big incentive’: In December 2017, Ioan told The Daily Telegraph that he had sacrificed time with his family in order to take on the role. Pictured: Ioan with his wife

However, Ioan insisted the quality of the script justified travelling all the way to Australia to film the project. 

One of Ioan’s most recent roles was in acclaimed British drama Liar, and the actor previously told Confidential the show’s storytelling had him hooked.

‘I read the first three scripts and I couldn’t put them down,’ he said. 

Nail-biting drama: One of Ioan's most recent roles was in acclaimed British drama Liar, and the actor previously told Confidential the show's storytelling had him hooked 

Nail-biting drama: One of Ioan’s most recent roles was in acclaimed British drama Liar, and the actor previously told Confidential the show’s storytelling had him hooked 



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