TV Series Index


Series/Serials

Aleph

Produced by Porchlight Films Pty Ltd
Producer: Liz Watts
Writers: Miranda Nation, Tamara Asmar, Anya Beyersdorf
Director: Miranda Nation
Network:

A woman is faced with the choice between saving her daughter and saving a humanity teetering on the brink of extinction.

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All Thumbs

Produced by Jungle
Producers:
Creator: Demon Herriman
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Directors:
Network:

Three social outcasts cross paths in their separate attempts to conquer their failings and find love.

Cast: Demon Herriman

Australian Gangster

Produced by Roadshow Rough Diamond
Producers: John Edwards, Dan Edwards
Writer: Gregor Jordan
Director: Gregor Jordan, Fadia Abboud
Network: Seven

A wild tale of gangster ambition. The Instagram generation westie underworld collides with Sydney's glamorous social elite. A world of spray tans, steroids, tatts, laundered drug money and Lamborghinis. All of this and the pursuit of a happy family life. It's very funny, even amidst all the murders and mayhem.

Cast: Alexander Bertrand, Louisa Mignone, Steve Bastoni

Barons

Produced by Fremantle, Micanical Media, and 2Jons
Executive Producers: Nicholas Cook, Chris Oliver-Taylor, Sally Riley, Brett Sleigh
Producers: John Molloy, Michael Lawrence, Justin Davies
Writers: Liz Doran, Matt Cameron, Marieke Hardy
Directors: Taylor Steele, ...
Network: ABC

An eight-episode series that charts the journey of a group of young surfers living a life focused on the best breaks, great friendships, freedom and good times. From their tiny garages and surf coast shopfronts they create billion-dollar empires, hurtling them from the beach to the boardroom, winning and losing themselves along the way.

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Between Two Worlds

Produced by Seven Studios
Executive Producer: Julie McGauran
Producer: Chris Martin-Jones
Co-producer: Lesley Parker
Creator/writer: Bevan Lee
Directors: Kriv Stenders, Lynn Hegarty, Caroline Bell-Booth, Beck Cole, Michael Hurst
Network: Seven

Hermione Norris plays Cate Walford whose relationship with vicious, business tycoon husband, Phillip, is on the ropes and sees a tempestuous home life trapped in a tangled web of lies and manipulation. Through a shocking twist of fate, this dark and murky world collides with the seemingly disparate and disconnected, warm and loving world of a widow and her footy star son and musical daughter. Destructive secrets are soon unearthed proving nothing is quite as it first might appear.

Cast: Hermione Norris, Philip Quast, Sara Wiseman, Aaron Jeffery, Tom Dalzell, Melanie Jarnson, Megan Hajjar

Black Bitch

Produced by Blackfella Films
Producers: Darren Dale, Miranda Dear
Writers: Jada Alberts, Angela Betzien, Pip Karmel, Stuart Page
Director: Rachel Perkins
Network: ABC

A high stakes political drama pitting a rising Politian against the party leadership.

Cast: Rachel Griffiths, Deborah Mailman

Clandestine

Produced by Wyld FGA Pty Ltd in association with Beyond Entertainment Pty Ltd
Producers: Kristine Wyld, Antony I Ginnane
Executive Producers: David Ogilvy, Nina Stevenson
Writers: Kristine Wyld, Kristen Dunphy, Sean Cook
Directors:
Network:

Claire Marks, a single mother of two, ex Australian Intelligence, now running a security company, learns her daughter was on a plane that was shot down in war-torn Syria. Claire flies to Beirut but finds herself up against ruthless players in an international conspiracy that reaches right back to Australia.

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The Commons

Produced by Playmaker
Producer: Diane Haddon
Executive Producers: David Taylor, David Maher, Nick Forward, Graham Yost, Fred Golan, Shelley Birse
Writers: Shelley Birse, Matt Ford, Michael Miller, Matt Cameron
Director: Jeffrey Walker
Network: Stan

Set in the very near future, The Commons is a character-driven thriller which plays out at the intersection of climate change and the cutting edge of biotechnology. Part mystery, part relationship drama, it puts a very human face on what’s coming down the road and the heroism that lies inside us all when our backs are against the wall.

Cast: Joanne Froggatt, Damon Herriman, ...

Diary of an Uber Driver

Produced by Revlover Films
Producers: Lauren Edwards, Martha Coleman
Writer: Thomas Ward
Director: Matthew Moore
Network: ABC

The series follows Uber driver Ben as tries to figure out what he should be doing while helping others get where they’re going. Against the ticking clock of impending fatherhood Ben must decipher what being ‘relevant’ looks like in a relationship that seems to think he’s surplus to requirements. (6x30min)

Cast: Sam Cotton, Zahra Newman, John Bell, Caroline Brazier, Ed Oxenbould, Julian Maroun, Emily Barclay

Doctor Doctor - series 4

Produced by Easy Tiger Productions
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Network: Nine

Australia’s favourite bad boy, Dr Hugh Knight (Rodger Corser), and his marvellously dysfunctional family return for a fourth series of Nine’s sensational drama series, Doctor Doctor. After serving out his probation in rural Whyhope and saving the family farm, life is about to go totally, disastrously wrong for Hugh. And this time, his friends and family won’t be making it any easier for him.

Cast: Rodger Corser, Nicole da Silva, Ryan Johnson, Tina Bursill, Hayley McElhinney, Matt Castley, Chloe Bayliss, Charles Wu, Belinda Bromilow

Drop Dead Weird - series 2

Produced by Ambience Entertainment
Producers: Sally Browning, Paul Cummins, Monica O'Brien
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Director:
Network: Seven

DROP DEAD WEIRD follows the continued hilarious antics of an Australian family who moved to Tubbershandy, an isolated seaside village in Western Ireland, to save the family B&B from the grasping hands of local identity and school principal Bunni Shanahan who is ready to takeover. With three 'fish-out-of-water' Aussie kids, one kooky Irish grandfather and two recently zombified parents, running a B&B in a remote seaside Irish village, things are going to get weird... DROP DEAD WEIRD!

Cast: Sofia Nolan, Jack Riley, Adele Cosentino, Amanda Bishop, David Collins, Pauline McLynn, Maeliosa Stafford, David Rawle, Lucy Maher

The End

Produced by See-Saw Films
Producers: Carol Hughes, Louise Smith
Writer: Samantha Strauss
Director: Jessica M. Thompson
Network: Fox Showcase

A multi-generational TV drama which centres on people who are trying to figure out how to die with dignity.

Cast: Frances O'Connor, Harriet Walter, Morgana Davies, Ingrid Torelli, Noni Hazlehurst, Robyn Nevin, Luke Arnold, John Waters, Alex Dimitriades, Roy Billing

Fam Time

Produced by Seven Studios
Creator/EP: Michael Horrocks
Producer: Muffy Potter
Writers: Erica Harrison, Jack Yabsley
Director: Hayden Guppy
Network: Seven

Comedy series following Australia's most "postmodern family" who struggle to juggle their online personas with their real lives in the quiet suburbs.

Cast: Michala Banas as Belinda Box, Duncan Fellows as John, Benson Jack Anthony as Rylan, Karina Banno as Tahnee, Chloe De Los Santos as Cherry, Rhonda Burchmore as Viv, Tainui Tukiwaho as Bill Whata

The Force (working title)

Produced by No Coincidence Media
Producers: Mitchell Stanley
Writers: Mitchell Stanley, Steven Oliver
Directors: Dena Curtis
Network:

An eight-part television series centred on a team of ambos, police officers and firefighters who must work together to serve the community, but their rivalry to be the hero stands in the way.

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Frayed

Produced by Merman Television in association with Guesswork
Producer: Nicole O'Donohue
Writer: Sarah Kendall
Directors: Jennifer Leacey, Shaun Wilson
Network: ABC

Set in 1989, Frayed follows the story of a well-to-do London housewife who suddenly finds herself back in the Australian town she grew up in, facing the flawed family she left behind.

Cast: Sarah Kendall, Matt Passmore, Kerry Armstrong, Ben Mingay, Diane Morgan, Robert Webb

The Housemate

Produced by Chips and Gravy Films
Producer: Amanda Reedy
Writers: Gemma Bird Matheson, Alexandra Keddie
Director: Hayden Mustica
Network: online

Follows Alex and Gemma as they get to know a host of potential housemates over several weeks, eliminating them from the competition one by one until they finally find the housemate of their dreams. Through heartbreak and heartache, Alex and Gemma learn who is ready to put themselves on the line for an affordable, good-sized, light-filled room with built-ins in Melbourne's inner-east.

Cast: Alexandra Keddie, Gemma Bird Matheson

Interface

Produced by Red Empire Productions
Producers: David Aponas, Amie Casey
Writer: Ellie Popov
Director: Nick Kozakis
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A socially awkward tech wizard, Wyatt finds his life turned upside down when he is kidnapped and thrust into the underground cyberpunk world of the Circuit Games; forcing Wyatt to chose between glory and his instincts as the mystery surrounding the game's controversial technology deepens.

Cast: Dan Ewing, Charles Terrier, Ellio Popov, Amie Casey, Brooke Nichole Lee, Hugh Parker, Christopher Kirby, Louis Mandylor, Samantha Jean

Itch

Produced by Komixx Entertainment and Feisty Dame Productions for the ABC
Executive Producer (ABC): Jan Stradling
Producers: Amanda Morrison, Tania Chambers, Melanie Halsall
Writers: Melanie Halsall, Dan Berlinka, Ron Elliott, Heather Wilson, Jessica Brookman, Roger Monk
Directors: Renée Webster, Nicholas Verso
Network: ABC Me (2020)

Itch is a 10-part children’s live-action adventure series that tells the adventures of Itchingham Lofte – a science obsessed teenager who pursues an unusual and sometimes dangerous hobby of collecting all the elements on the Periodic Table. When he discovers a new element with extraordinary powers he is forced to go on the run to protect it from a sinister organisation who wants it for its own ends. Adapted from Simon Mayo's novel of the same name.

Cast: Samuel Ireland, Melanie Wozniak, Charles Russell, Kylah Day, Harrison Popple, Henry Mendez, Keala Kern

KGB

Produced by Mad Kids Pty Ltd
Producer: Taryne Laffar
Executive Producer: Lauren Elliott
Writers: Luke Riches, Dan Riches, Clare Toonen and Joel Gray
Directors: Daniel Riches, Luke Riches
Network: ABC iview

Set in Perth’s notorious KGB (Koondoola, Girrawheen, Balga), the series follows two rookie detectives, tough guy Jack and gentle giant Nigel, as they deal with the chaos of their new jobs, no-nonsense boss, work rivals, drug dealers and culprits who consistently turn out to be family members. Despite battling their own insecurities at every turn, and the fact that Jack bullied Nigel in high school, these two might just turn out to be KGB’s finest detectives.

Cast: Clarence Ryan, Bjorn Stewart, Genevieve Morris, Mark Coles Smith, Aaron McGrath, Jesse Phillips, Lynette Narkle, Amy Smith

Les Norton

Produced by Roadshow Rough Diamond
Producers: Daniel Edwards, John Edwards
Writers: Christopher Lee, Samantha Winston, Shanti Gudgeon, Malcolm Knox, Jessica Tuckwell
Directors: Jocelyn Moorhouse, Fadia Abboud, David Caesar, Morgan O’Neill
Network: ABC

Set in 1985, the series will follow the exploits of Les Norton, a country bloke from outback Queensland. On the run from a troubled past, he blows into Sydney where he lands a job as a bouncer at a notorious illegal casino in Kings Cross. A classic fish out of water who’s desperate to get home, he soon finds himself seduced by the city’s illicit charms and dragged into a web of underground criminality. (10x45min)

Cast: Rebel Wilson, David Wenham, Alexander Bertrand, Hunter Page-Lochard, Steve Le Marquand, Syd Zygier, Pallavi Sharda, Justin Rosniak, Kate Box

Lucy and DiC

Produced by We Made A Thing Studios
Producer: Tom Phillips
Writers: Jeremy Kelly-Bakker, Tom Phillips
Director: Jeremy Kelly-Bakker
Network:

It’s about a Lucy, a girl who’s always on the look out for simple ways to improve her life. And D.i.C, her talking support drone who even with all the knowledge in the world… can be a bit of an asshole. (48min)

Cast: Lucy Gransbury, Ethan Marrell, Kate Box, Richard Davies, Steven O’Donnell, Stephanie Bendixsen, Ben Nicholas, Jessica Rose, Natasha Wanganeen, Michael Philippou, Stella Badenoch, Roy Phung, Matt Crook, Poppy Mee, Fuko Suzuki, Tim Phillipps, Aaron Schuppan

News Junkies

Produced by Weave Films
Producers: Kristy O'Brien, Emma Masters
Writer: Lucy McNally
Director: Emma Masters
Network: web series

Wannabe hotshot journalist Elle Walker faces a baptism of fire when she's banished from Sydney to a tabloid television newsroom in remote northern Australia

Cast: Ciella Williams as Elle Walker, Amy Hetherington as Cheree "Bullet" Ryder, Peter Stretton as Bruce McCarthy, Verity Martyn as Stacey Meldrum, Stuart Fong as Stan Lee, Rob Collins as Jimmy Tiwi

Oddlands

Produced by Matchbox Productions
Producers: Stephen Corvini, Alice Nash
Writers: Bruce Gladwin, Chris Anastassiades, Stuart Page, Dannika Horvat, Tim Williams
Director: Bruce Gladwin
Network:

When cleaners Des and Tam come into contact with The Animal, their lives take an unexpected turn from model citizens to renegade members of The Resistance.

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Over and Out

Produced by
Producers: Christiaan Van Vuuren, Bridget Callow-Wright
Writers: Adele Vuko, Christiaan Van Vuuren
Director: Connor Van Vuuren
Network:

Two new parents struggle to survive the age old trials and tribulations of raising babies... Oh yeah... Whilst being smack bang in the middle of the Post-Apocalypse.

Cast: Christiaan Van Vurren, Adele Vuko

Patricia Moore

Produced by Cobbstar Productions & Blacksheep Films
Executive Producers: Brian Cobb, Mathieu Van de Velde
Producer: Chris Thompson
Writer: Blake Fraser
Director: Blake Fraser
Network: digital

Patricia Moore, 16, hunts to feed her cannibal family when they are hungry. When she meets Toby, who ignites her desire to live a normal teenage life, Patricia is challenged by the family's number one rule... Never fall in love with the food! (10x10min)

Cast: Danielle Cormack, Les Hill, Jack Ruwald, Joe Klocek, Jeanete Cronin

Robbie Hood

Produced by Ludo Studio Pty Ltd, Since 1788 Productions Pty Ltd
Executive Producers: Charlie Aspinwall, Daley Pearson
Producers: Tanith Glynn-Maloney, Meg O'Connell
Creator: Dylan River
Writers: Dylan River, Kodie Bedford
Director: Dylan River
Network: SBS

Robbie is a troublemaker with a heart of gold living in a remote Aboriginal community in Central Australia, wreaking havoc with his merry gang; they’re in their mid-teens, young enough to get a slap on the wrist by the law, old enough to know better. (6x10min)

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Seconds

Produced by Headspace Entertainment
Executive Producers: Georgia Mappin, Darren McFarlane Writers: Jaime Browne, Jub Clerc
Director: Tony Rogers
Network:

From director Tony Rogers, writer Jaime Browne and author Strephyn Mappin comes a darkly comic coming of age story set in 1970’s country Australia, inside a family defined by tradition…ritualised cannibalism.

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Seven Little Australians

Produced by Every Cloud Productions
Executive Producers: Fiona Eagger, Deb Cox
Writer: Elizabeth Coleman
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Seven unruly, mischievous and quintessentially Australian children drive their disciplinarian father to distraction in this long-awaited return of the Australian literary and television classic.

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The Sisters Antipodes

Produced by Endemol Shine Banks
Producers: Asher Keddie, Imogen Banks
Writers: Fiona Seres, Rebecca Rigg
Directors:
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A six-part television series which follows true events from the 1960’s when two couples switched partners and as a result, two little girls were given each other’s fathers. The scandal pushed the realigned families to opposite sides of the world and it was seven years before they saw each other again. Based on an intimate memoir of the same name by Jane Alison.

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The Skinner Boys - series 2

Produced by Telegael
Producers: Suzanne Ryan, Paul Cummings
Writers:
Director: Eugene Linkov
Network:

After world explorer Augustus Skinner dies his three young teen grandsons have inherited the a mansion and its contents. But Grandfather Skinner also left them a big surprise — they are now Guardians of the Lost Secrets... a collection of unique artefacts across the world that possess incredible powers. A fourth Guardian, teenage cousin Tara may be their biggest challenge of all.

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Stateless

Produced by Matchbox Pictures and Dirty Films
Executive Producers: Cate Blanchett, Andrew Upton, Tony Ayres, Elise McCredie, Liz Watts, Sally Riley, Andrew Gregory
Producers: Sheila Jayadev, Paul Ranford
Writers: Elise McCredie, Belinda Chayko
Director: Emma Freeman, Jocelyn Moorhouse
Network: ABC

An urgent and compelling drama about four people caught up in an immigration system that profoundly affects their lives. Each character deals with the contradictions of protection and border control from a unique perspective, offering relevant and timely insight into issues that countries are grappling with around the world.

Cast: Cate Blanchett, Yvonne Strahovski, Jai Courtney, Asher Keddie, Fayssal Bazzi, Dominic West, Rachel House, Kate Box, Clarence Ryan, Claude Jabbour, Rose Riley, Helana Sawires

The Strange Chores

Produced by Media World and Ludo Studio.
Producers: Colin South, Charlie Aspinwall
Writers: Daley Pearson, Luke Tierney, John McGeachin, Brendan Luno, Tim Bain
Director: Scott Vanden Bosch
Network: ABC

Two teenage wannabe warrior-heroes and a spirited ghost girl master the skills they need to replace an ageing monster-slayer by doing his strange, supernatural chores… (26x11min)

Cast: Nick Tate, Charlotte Nicdao, Michael Philippou, Julian Dennison

Squinters - series 2

Produced by Jungle
Producers: Johanna Somerville, Chloe Rickard, Lauren Elliott
Writers:
Directors: Christiaan Van Vuuren, Amanda Brotchie, Erin White, Trent O'Donnell, Adele Vuko
Network: ABC

A 6 x half hour comedy that celebrates the mundane morning work ritual that is the morning commute. Each episode tracks employees of dispatch centre K2 as they head off down the M4 into the morning sun, then again as they return home at the end of the day.

Cast: Mandy McElhinney, Sam Simmons, Andrea Demetriades, Wayne Blair, Justin Rosniak, Jenna Owen, Christiaan Van Vuuren, Susie Youssef, Rose Matafeo, Stephen Peacocke, Claudia O'Doherty, Justine Clarke, Genevieve Morris, Anne Edmonds, Bert LaBonte, Ernie Dingo

Tips for Married Life

Produced by Endemol Australia
Producers: Mimi Butler
Executive Producers: Janeen Faithfull, John Edwards
Writer: Justin Monjo
Network: Nine

A grieving career wife has to wise up and fight for survival when she finds herself responsible for her dead husband's criminal debts and wrongdoings.

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The Unlisted

Produced by Aquarius Films
Producers: Angie Fielder, Polly Staniford
Writers: Mithila Gupta, Timothy Lee, Tristram Baumber, Jane Allen, Greg Waters
Directors: Rhys Graham, Corrie Chen, Sian Davies
Network: ABC

Twelve-year-old identical twins Dru and Kal discover that the world's wealthiest individuals have created a secret society, named The Entity, who plan to impose global control over the world's youth. Using high-tech electronic implants, they plan to create an army of young soldiers who can be manipulated to obey any order. Dru and Kal, with the help of a group of underground vigilante kids — The Unlisted — realise they need to stop The Entity before it's too late. (15x30min)

Cast: Vrund Rao, Ved Rao, Miah Madden, Abigail Adriano

The Upside Of Over

Produced by Revlover Films Pty Ltd
Producers: Lauren Edwards, Martha Coleman
Writers: Josephine Dee Barrett
Directors:
Network:

When her inner-most sexual fantasy goes viral, Australia’s most beloved newsreader Olivia Law must reassess the life she’s meticulously built for herself and tackle the age-old question; what do women really want? And how exactly do you rebuild yourself when you never really knew who you were to begin with?

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Utopia - series 4

Produced by Working Dog
Producers: Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Rob Sitch
Writers:
Directors:
Network: ABC

Set inside the offices of the “Nation Building Authority”, a federal government organisation responsible for overseeing major infrastructure projects, Utopia explores that moment when bureaucracy and grand dreams collide. It’s a tribute to those political leaders who have somehow managed to take a long-term vision and use it for short-term gain.

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We Were Tomorrow

Produced by Mad Lane Productions
Executive Producer: Amie Casey
Producer: Madeleine Kennedy
Writers: Madeleine Kennedy
Director: Darwin Brooks

When a meteor collides with the moon, the Earth is ravaged by catastrophic natural disasters. A small percentage of the population is relocated to an alternate world — the New World — and given three lifetimes to rebuild humanity. With the New World in dire straits, twin siblings, Noah and Evelyn, must navigate through three lifetimes to find William and Siena, who bare the other half of their branded keys. The keys, when connected, open a doorway to Earth, a year before the meteor hits, enabling them to warn mankind. Cain, a man cursed with immortality, hunts them down to stop them. (4x1hr)

Cast: Chai Romruen, Madeleine Kennedy, Tim Pocock, Alicia Banit, Gyton Grantley, Nikolai Nikolaeff, Chris Kirby, Lara Jean Marshall, Maya Stange, Amie Casey, Haiden Walker, David Beamish, Hallie Baker

Zero-Point

Produced by Undergrowth
Producers: Timothy Parish, Meredith Garlick
Writers: Philip Tarl Denson, John Saunders
Director: John Saunders
Network:

Animated. A young Indigenous superhero working for the Government uncovers a vast conspiracy regarding the disturbing reality behind the superhero program and its connection with the mysterious death of his father.

Cast: Mark Coles-Smith, Steven Oliver, Ebony McGuire, Anthony Ahern

Miniseries

Glitch - series 3

Produced by Matchbox Pictures
Producer: Julie Eckersley
Writers: Louise Fox, Giula Sandler, Pete McTighe
Director: Emma Freeman
Network:

Across six compelling episodes, we follow the Risen as they move beyond Yoorana and into the wider world. However, with the invisible boundary shattered, all the rules have now changed. They cannot escape their past or anticipate who is now pursuing them, and with an unpredictable threat looming, each will be confronted with a critical choice and a moment of truth.

Cast: Patrick Brammall, Emma Booth, Rodger Corser, Sean Keenan, Hannah Monson, John Leary, Aaron McGrath, Rob Collins, Luke Arnold, Pernilla August, Jessica Faulkner, Harry Tseng, Jackson Gallagher, Dustin Clare, Susan Prior, Anna McGahan

The Gloaming

Produced by Sweet Potato Films Pty Ltd & M4 Entertainment Pty Ltd
Producers: Vicki Madden, John Molloy
Writer: Vicki Madden
Director:
Network: Stan (2019)

A reunited Victorian detective and Tasmanian police officer must overcome the shared grief of their personal history to pursue a killer whose ritualistic crimes re-open the wounds of the past. Created and written by Vicki Madden, co-creator and showrunner of The Kettering Incident.

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Goolagong

Produced by Werner Film Productions Pty Ltd
Producer: Joanna Werner
Writers: Megan Simpson Huberman, Steven McGregor
Director: Wayne Blair
Network:

A two-part event mini-series based on the inspiring true life story of world champion tennis player Evonne Goolagong, one of Australia’s best known and most loved sporting heroes.

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Halifax Retribution

Produced by Beyond Lonehand Pty Ltd
Executive Producers: Mikael Borglund, Rebecca Gibney, Roger Simpson
Producers: Louisa Kors, Roger Simpson
Writers: Roger Simpson, Jan Sardi, Mac Gudgeon, Peter Gawler
Directors:
Network: Nine

When Jane Halifax receives a letter threatening a terrible retribution against her family, she finds herself back in a world she thought she had left behind — profiling a diabolical killer. (8 x 48mins)

Cast: Rebecca Gibney, Anthony LaPaglia, Jessica Marais, Jacqueline McKenzie, Rick Donald, Hannah Monson, Craig Hall, Mavournee Hazel, Louisa Mignone

Hungry Ghosts

Produced by Matchbox Productions
Producers: Steve Corvini, Timothy Hobart
Writers: Jeremy Nguyen, John Ridley, Alan Nguyen, Timothy Hobart, Michelle Lee
Director: Shawn Seet
Network: SBS

When a powerful amulet is broken on the eve of the Hungry Ghost Festival in Melbourne, a vengeful spirit is unleashed, bringing the dead with him. As they wreak havoc across the Vietnamese Australian community, reclaiming lost loves and repaying old grudges, a young woman who’s never taken responsibility for who she could be, must finally step up and accept her destiny. (4x50min)

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The Hunting

Produced by Closer Productions
Creators: Sophie Hyde and Matthew Cormack
Executive Producer: Sue Masters
Producers: Rebecca Summerton, Sophie Hyde, Lisa Scott
Writers: Matthew Cormack, Niki Aken
Director: Ana Kokkinos, Sophie Hyde
Network: SBS

Drama centring on two high school teachers who discover students are sharing explicit photos of their underage friends and peers — a revelation that puts unbearable stress on the tightly woven lives of four teenagers and their families. (4x54min)

Cast: Asher Keddie, Richard Roxburgh, Sam Reid, Jessica De Gouw, Luca Sardelis, Yazeed Daher, Kavitha Anandasivam, Alex Cusack, Pamela Rabe, Leah Vandenberg, Rodney Afif, Sachin Joab, Elena Carapetis, Anni Lindner

Mystery Road - series 2

Produced by Bunya Productions
Producers: David Jowsey, Greer Simpkin
Writers: Tim Lee, Kodie Bedford, Steven McGregor, Blake Ayshford, Danielle MacLean
Directors:
Network: ABC

A mangrove swamp. An endless sky. A headless body. Detective Jay Swan takes on a grisly case in order to be closer to his family, but has he left it too late? Set in a small coastal community where the desert meets the ocean, secrets past and present run deep and dark.

Cast: Aaron Pedersen, ...

Reckoning

Produced by Playmaker Media
Producer: Diane Haddon
Writers: David Hubbard, David Eick
Directors: Shawn Seet, Jennifer Leacey, Peter Andrikidis
Network:

The series explores the darkest corners of the male psyche through the eyes of two fathers, one of whom is a serial-killer. Like most men, Leo and Mike try to do what's best for the people they love, the families they protect. But as both struggle to suppress their inner demons, the murder of a local teenager sets them on a course of mutual destruction that will emanate through every facet of their quiet, suburban community.

Cast: Aden Young, Sam Trammell, Simone Kessell, Laura Gordon, Gloria Garayua, Mitzi Ruhlmann, Millly Alcock, Ed Oxenbould, Finn Little, Anthony Phelan, Diana Glenn

Seachange: Paradise Reclaimed (working title)

Produced by ITV and Every Cloud Productions
Executive Producers: Deb Cox, Sigrid Thornton, Fiona Eager, David Mott
Producer: Lois Randall
Writers: Deb Cox, Elizabeth Coleman, Jo Martino, Michael Millar, Jaime Marc Browne, Ian Meadows, Joshua Mapleston
Directors: Wayne Blair
Network: Nine

Twenty years on – when Laura Gibson returns to the beachside paradise of Pearl Bay to attend the birth of her estranged daughter’s baby – rising seas levels, community coverups and some very stormy weather conspire to convince her this town now needs her as much as she needs it. (8x45min)

Cast: Sigrid Thornton, John Howard, Kerry Armstrong, Brooke Satchwell, Dan Wyllie, Darren McMullen, Katrina Milosevic, Ella Newton, Kate Lister, Alex Tarrant

Secret Bridesmaids’ Business

Produced by Seven Studios
Producer: MaryAnne Carroll
Writers: Andrew Anastasios, David Hannam, Alli Parker, Trent Roberts, Chelsea Cassio, Shanti Gudgeon
Directors: Tori Garrett, Jennifer Perrott
Network: Seven

The lives of three friends are inextricably changed when one of them unwittingly invites a malevolent stranger into their world. A tangle of lies and laughter collides with a stalker’s chilling obsession in this contemporary adaptation of Elizabeth Coleman’s smash hit play.

Cast: Abbie Cornish as Melanie, Katie McGrath as Saskia, Georgina Haig as Olivia, Alexander England, Dan Spielman, Oliver Ackland, Annie Jones, Nicholas Bell

The Secrets She Keeps

Produced by Lingo Pictures
Executive Producers: Jason Stephens, Rick Maier
Producers: Helen Bowden, Paul Watters
Writers: Sarah Walker, Jonathan Gavin
Directors: Jennifer Leacey, Catherine Millar
Network: 10

A 6-part domestic noir series adaptation of author Michael Robotham’s acclaimed novel of the same name. Everyone has an idea of what their 'perfect' life is. For Agatha, it's Meghan Shaughnessy's. These two women from two vastly different walks of life hold one thing in common - explosive secrets that could destroy everything they hold dear. Both will risk everything to conceal the truth, but their worlds are about to collide in one shocking act that cannot be undone.

Cast: Laura Carmichael as Agatha, Jessica De Gouw as Meghan, Michael Dorman as Jack, Ryan Corr as Simon, Michael Sheasby as Hayden

Upright

Produced by Lingo Pictures
Executive Producers: Tim Minchin, Penny Win, Helen Bowden
Producers: Jason Stephens, Chris Taylor, Melissa Kelly
Writers: Chris Taylor, Tim Minchin, Kate Mulvany, Leon Ford
Director: Matthew Saville
Network: Foxtel

Lucky Flynn (Minchin) hasn’t spoken to his family in years. He’s broke, distant and damaged. He’s also a gifted pianist, whose talent for music is matched only by his talent for self-destruction. When he learns that his mother has only days left to live, Lucky sets off in a hire car to drive the 4000 kilometres from Sydney to Perth to say goodbye to her, taking with him his only cherished possession in the world – a battered and scarred upright piano. But what should have been a straightforward drive across the Nullarbor soon becomes a test of Lucky’s emotional fitness, when he (quite literally) runs into Meg Adams (Alcock), a hilarious, tough-as-nails teenager, who we soon discover has plenty of scars and secrets of her own. (8x30min)

Cast: Tim Minchin, Milly Alcock

Telemovies

Alice Miranda Shines Bright

Produced by SLR Productions
Producers: Suzanne Ryan, Yasmin Jones
Writers: Tamara Asmar, Justine Juel Gillmer, Alexa Moses, Melanie Alexander
Directors: Jo-Anne Boag
Network: Nine

Alice Miranda is Australia’s newest heroine. An extraordinary young girl, who at the age of nine and three quarters has organised her own early entry into boarding school along with her cheeky pony, Bonaparte. Based on the award-winning books by bestselling Australian children's author Jacqueline Harvey.

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