TV Series Index


Bay of Plenty [UK/NZ]

Produced by Carnival Films and Libertine Pictures
Executive Producers: Gareth Neame, Nigel Marchant; Neil Cross, Richard Fletcher, Paul Davis
Writer: Neil Cross

A darkly eccentric drama that will follow a London detective's move to Rotorua with her partner and kids.


The Code - series 2

Produced by Playmaker Media Pty Ltd
Producers: Shelley Birse, Di Haddon, David Maher, David Taylor
Director: Shawn Seet
Writers: Shelley Birse, Sean Cook
Network: ABC

Did Ned, Jesse and Hani really think they would be able to just stroll away from the shit-storm they unleashed at the end of series 1, a little bruised, but essentially scott-free? As series 2 opens, serious charges are being filed in an American court and Ned and Jesse Banks come face to face with the very real possibility of being extradited to the US. Fortunately for the Banks brothers, the folks in National Security are sitting on a nut they just can't crack and Jesse Banks might be the man to do it₊

Cast: Ashley Zukerman, Dan Spielman, Adele Perovic

The Cul De Sac [NZ]

Produced by Greenstone TV Productions
Network: TV2

Sci-fi drama The Cul De Sac centres on 16-year-old Rose who must keep her siblings safe after all the adults mysteriously disappear and dark forces begin to tear the world apart. (6x30min)

Cast: Greta Gregory as Rose, Simon Mead, KJ Apa, Tim Hamilton, Jay Saussey, Jim McLarty, Flynn Steward, Molly Leishman

Dirty Laundry [NZ]

Produced by Filthy Productions
Producer: Stephen Zanoski.
Writers: Rachel Lang, Gavin Strawhan
Network: TV One

Dirty Laundry centres on a middle-class family whose mother is jailed for money laundering - will they keep her business interests going to sustain their lifestyle? (13x60min)


The Divorce

Produced by A Princess Pictures Production in association with Opera Australia for ABC TV
Producer: Andrea Denholm
Writer: Joanna Murray-Smith
Composer: Elena Kats-Chernin
Director: Dean Murphy
Network: ABC

A contemporary comedic opera written and designed especially for the screen. After a long and satisfying marriage, wealthy couple Iris (Marina Prior) and Jed (John O'May), are happily getting a divorce and are throwing an elaborate party at their elegant home to celebrate. But by the end of the evening, Iris and Jed's divorce has triggered a renegotiation of all certainties and the characters are set on an unanticipated course. A four-part series and feature length film.

Cast: Marina Prior, John O'May, Lisa McCune, Hugh Sheridan, Kate Miller-Heidke, Matthew McFarlane, Melissa Madden-Gray, Peter Cousens

Dumb Criminals Motorcycle Club

Produced by Antichocko Productions Pty Ltd
Executive Producer: Andrew Taylor
Producers: Paul Fenech, Joe Weatherstone
Writer/Director: Paul Fenech
Network: Online

The story of two hopeless crims, Rabbit and Rongo. Out of jail, they regroup and battle old girlfriends, bikie gangs and their own stupid plans and schemes. They team up with other petty criminals, Jimmy Speed, Pothead and Droptank. This series is based on true dumb crimes from around the world only the names have been changed to expose the guilty. The old saying goes, crime doesn't pay... Well, it pays less if you're a DUMB CRIMINAL.

Cast: Paul Fenech, et al

The Ex-PM

Produced by CJZ in association with ABC TV
Producer: Nick Murray
Writer: Shaun Micallef
Network: ABC

As our third longest-serving prime minister, Andrew Dugdale (Shaun Micallef) was a man who mattered. He dined with presidents and kings, co-hosted world summits and changed the lives of millions of his fellow Australians. But since his publicly-mandated retirement, this not-so-elder statesman has far too much time on his hands and no one to waste it on. What's a former Man of the People to do? (6x30min)

Cast: Shaun Micallef

The Family Law

Produced by Matchbox Pictures Pty Ltd
Producers: Julie Eckersley, Sophie Miller
Executive Producers: Tony Ayres, Debbie Lee
Writers: Benjamin Law, Marieke Hardy
Director: Jonathan Brough
Network: SBS

Welcome to The Family Law. The story of a sprawling Chinese-Australian family who are unlike any you've ever met, and yet also disturbingly familiar. Based on the hit memoir, The Family Law is a black comedy series set on Queensland's Sunshine Coast over one hot summer. Fourteen-year-old Benjamin Law strives for television soap mega-stardom whilst trying to stop his parents from splitting up, usually with disastrous results. 6x25min. Airing 2016

Cast: Trystan Go as Benjamin Law, Shuang Hu as Candy Law, George Zhao as Andew Law, Karina Lee as Tamm, Vivian Wei as Michelle, Fiona Choi as Jenny Law, Anthony Brandon Wong as Danny Law

Filthy Rich [NZ]

Produced by Filthy Productions
Producer: Steven Zanoski
Creators: Rachel Lang and Gavin Strawhan
Writer: Gavin Strawhan
Network: TV2

Filthy Rich follows three young characters who find they are the illegitimate off-spring of one of New Zealand's wealthiest men. When he dies, these unwanted, unexpected heirs stand to share in his legacy — but not if his legitimate family has anything to do with it. They're bonded through thick and thin, sick and sin. But who is good? Who is bad? This is a game, a power struggle, a family torn asunder — who will be the victor? (20x45min) Airing 2016.

Cast: Miriama Smith, Taylor Hall, Josh McKenzie, Alex Tarrant, Taylor Hall, Emma Fenton, Elizabeth Hawthorne, Jodie Rimmer

Get Ace - series 2

Produced by Galaxy Pop
Producer: Gian Christian, Dina McPherson
Director: Gian Christian, Dina McPherson
Writer: Dina McPherson
Network: Ten

Animated. Get Ace follows the adventures of hapless geek Ace McDougal who, after being accidentally fitted with a pair of hi-tech super-spy braces, finds himself thrown into a world of espionage and adventure.

Ghosts of Time

Produced by Three's A Company
Producer: Geoff Watson
Director: Geoff Watson
Writer: David Witt

Animated. Some kids find a haunted house that can travel through time, they and its ghostly inhabitant go on adventures which are both comic and thrilling.

Cast: na

H2O - Mermaid Adventures

Produced by Jonathan M Shiff Productions Pty Ltd
Producer: Jonathan Shiff

Animated series. youtube trailer. 52x24min

Voice Cast: ...

Here Come the Habibis

Produced by Habibs TV
Producer: Chloe Rickard
Executive Producers: Jason Burrows, Ben Davies
Writers: Phil Lloyd, Gary Eck, Sam Meikle, Trent Roberts, Steve Walsh
Director: Darren Ashton
Network: Nine

It's a second migration for the Habib family, first it was Lebanon to Australia, now Lakemba to Vaucluse. But not everyone is happy to see them, and soon the Habibs find themselves in conflict with their new next door neighbours. The O'Neills are Vaucluse royalty - old money and proud of it. They're extremely uncomfortable with goats and chickens, shisha pipes and people of Mediterranean appearance, but the Habibs can't understand what all the fuss is about. One family want to stay, the other family want them gone. Here Come The Habibs brings a fresh comic perspective to multicultural Australia. (6x30min)


Hillary [NZ]

Produced by Great Southern Television
Executive Producers: Phil Smith and Tom Scott
Producer: Carmen Leonard
Director: Danny Mulheron
Writers: Tom Scott and Greg McGee
Network: TV One

A landmark series telling the complete story of Sir Edmund Hillary's life. Based on the story told by Sir Edmund exclusively to Tom Scott for his biography. 6x1hr

Cast: Andrew Munro as Edmund Hillary, Dean O'Gorman as George Lowe, Amy Usherwood, Alison Bruce, Stephen Lovatt, Joel Tobeck, Jared Turner, Ryan O'Kane, Peter Daube, Mick Rose, Darren Young

Jack Irish

Produced by Essential Media and Entertainment Pty Ltd
Producers: Ian Collie, Andrew Knight
Directors: Jeffrey Walker, Daniel Nettheim, Jonathan Teplitzky
Writers: Matt Cameron, Andrew Knight, Andrew Anastasios
Network: ABC

Things are on the move for Jack Irish in this gripping new series. He's offered a scam that could cost him dearly, secrets surround an unexpected romance and his new mysterious client goes missing before he meets her. As well as a major crime story arc, the familiar endearing characters of Jack's world remain committed to complicating Jack's life at every turn.

Cast: Guy Pearce, Marta Dusseldorp

No Activity

Produced by Jungleboys
Executive Producer: Jason Burrows
Producer: Chloe Rickard
Writer: Trent O'Donnell
Director: Trent O'Donnell
Network: Stan

An improvised comedy that follows two detectives on a stakeout, waiting for the action to unfold a look at what happens when nothing is happening. The narrative juxtaposes a snails-paced crime story with the rapidly expanding personal stories of the two detectives as they riff on the oddities of life, work, love, family, hopes, regrets and everything in between.

Cast: Patrick Brammall, Darren Gilshenan, Damon Herriman, Harriet Dyer, Genevieve Morris, Dan Wyllie, David Field, Sam Simmons

Pacific Heat

Produced by Working Dog

A prime-time adult animation series

Please Like Me - series 3

A Pigeon Fancier/John & Josh International
Executive Producers: Todd Abbott, Josh Thomas, Kevin Whyte
Producer: Todd Abbott
Director: Matthew Saville
Writers: Josh Thomas, Liz Doran, Thomas Ward, Hannah Gadsby
Network: ABC

In season three, new characters arrive, complications ensue, and a cast of extraordinary performers compete for screen time with John the cavoodle. Here we go again. 10x30min

Cast: Josh Thomas, Debra Lawrance, David Roberts, Thomas Ward, Renee Lim, Keegan Joyce, Hannah Gadsby

Rake - series 4

Produced by Essential Media
Producers: Ian Collie, Peter Duncan, Richard Roxburgh
Writers: Peter Duncan, Andrew Knight
Directors: Peter Duncan, Peter Salmon, Rowan Woods
Network: ABC

Last seen dangling from a balloon drifting across the Sydney skyline, Cleaver crashes into the world of a one-time mentor and now powerful criminal on the run, Edgar Thompson. Against the backdrop of a city that's taken a turn to the dystopian, Cleaver frantically tries to stay alive — from seeking refuge in a country town congregation, to representing the very man who's trying to have him killed.

Cast: Richard Roxburgh, Matt Day, Danielle Cormack, Russell Dykstra, Caroline Brazier, Adrienne Pickering, Keegan Joyce, Kate Box, Damien Garvey, Miriam Margolyes, John Waters, Rachael Blake

Secret City

Produced by Matchbox Pictures
Executive Producer: Penny Chapman
Producer: Joanna Werner
Writers: Belinda Chayko, Matt Cameron, Marieke Hardy, Alice Addison, Tommy Murphy, Kris Mrksa, Greg Waters
Network: Foxtel

Set amidst rising tension between China and America, the six-part series follows Helen, a political journalist, who uncovers a conspiracy which leads her into the underground world of political deception with deadly consequences. Based on the best-selling novel The Marmalade Files and upcoming sequel The Mandarin Code. Filming begins August 2015. Airing March 2016

Cast: Dan Wyllie, Anna Torv, Damon Herriman, Jacki Weaver, et al


Produced by Matchbox Pictures
Director: Cate Blanchett


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.



Produced by Matchbox Pictures Pty Ltd and R&R Productions Pty Ltd
Executive Producers: Rebecca Gibney, Tony Ayres
Producers: Andy Walker, Richard Bell
Writers: Timothy Hobart, John Ridley, Kirsty Fisher
Director: Peter Templeman
Network: Seven

When two strangers intervene in a deadly car jacking, they are swept up in a roller coaster chase across Australia in a car full of money. FIlming begins October 2015, airing 2016

Cast: Rebecca Gibney, Geraldine Hakewill, Steve Peacocke, Nicholas Bell

Wastelander Panda - The Chronicle of Isaac and Rose

Produced by Madman Entertainment
Producers: Kirsty Stark, Nick Batzias
Director: Victoria Cocks
Writers: Victoria Cocks, Mick Jones, Matt Vesely

One of the last pandas in the Wasteland, Isaac has grown up with his family serving the Tribe of Legion. After an inexcusable crime sees him banished out into the Wasteland, along with his mother and brother, Isaac sets out to find a young girl; his only chance of reinstating his family to the safety of the Tribe. In the desperate and savage world of the Wasteland, Isaac aligns himself with bounty hunters the Helm Clan. Betrayed by the Clan during a raid, he flees with a young girl, hoping to reach his family before Varrick and her mercenaries track him down. But Rose, his prize, is not what he expects, and Legion may not be the right place for him after all.

Cast: Chantal Contouri, Aaron Schuppan, Marcus McKenzie, Brendan Cowell, Lily Pearl



Produced by Matchbox Productions
Producers: Amanda Higgs, Tony Ayres
Writers: Belinda Chayko, Blake Ayshford
Network: ABC

Based on the book of the same name by Christos Tsiolkas, Barracuda follows young Olympic hopeful, Danny Kelly, as he deals with the pressure of obsession.

Cast: tba

The Beautiful Lie

Produced by Endemol Australia
Producers: John Edwards and Imogen Banks
Writers: Alice Bell, Jonathan Gavin, Blake Ayshford
Director: Glendyn Ivin
Network: ABC

A grand, complex love story. It's also an engaging contemporary re-imagining of the greatest tragic romance of all time, Tolstoy's Anna Karenina. But THE BEAUTIFUL LIE is more than a great love story. It's a sprawling saga of adultery, scandal, manners and mayhem — about the fates of three enmeshed families across three generations. (6 x 60min)

Cast: Sarah Snook, Benedict Samuel, Rodger Corser, Celia Pacquola, Daniel Henshall, Sophie Lowe, Alexander England, Catherine McClements, Dan Wyllie, Gina Riley

Childhood's End [USA]

Produced by Universal Cable Productions
Producers: Jeffrey Hayes, Brett Popplewell
Director: Nick Hurran
Network: SyFy (USA)

A US science fiction television miniseries filmed in Australia based on the Arthur C. Clarke novel, CHILDHOOD'S END and following the peaceful alien invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords.

Cast: Ashley Zukerman, Charles Dance, Osy Ikhile, Zara Michales, Yael Stone, Tanc Sade, Jacob Holt, Hayley Magnus, Charlotte Nicdao, Zahra Newman


Produced by Goalpost Pictures Australia and Pukeko Pictures (NZ)
Executive Producers: Sally Riley, Kylie du Fresne, Ben Grant, Martin Baynton, Adam Fratto, Jan David Frouman, Amelie Kienlin
Producers: Rosemary Blight, Lauren Edwards, Ryan Griffen, Angela Littlejohn
Directors: Wayne Blair, Leah Purcell
Writers: Michael Miller, Jon Bell
Network: ABC

A smart, sexy and dangerous drama set in the near future, CLEVERMAN sees a group of non-humans, battling for survival in a world where humans feel increasingly inferior to them and want to silence, exploit and kill them. Central to the drama is the story of two estranged Indigenous brothers who are forced together to fight for their own survival. Otherworldly creatures also emerge into this 'real world' dystopian landscape, in this startlingly original, action-packed genre series. An official Australian/New Zealand co-production

Cast: Iain Glen, Frances O'Connor, Deborah Mailman, Hunter Page-Lochard, Rob Collins, Stef Dawson, Ryan Corr, Tasma Walton, Rarriwuy Hick, Tony Briggs, Robyn Nevin, Lynette Curran, Jack Charles

Deep Water

Produced by Blackfella Films
Producers: Miranda Dear, Darren Dale
Writers: Kris Wyld, Kym Goldsworthy
Network: SBS

A gripping crime drama that explores a world in which the threat of violence or death is only one encounter away.


Mako Mermaids - series 3

Produced by Jonathan M Shiff Productions Pty Ltd
Producer: Jonathan Shiff
Writers: Anthony Morris, Michael Joshua, Max Dann
Directors: Evan Clarry, Grant Brown

The Mako pod is threatened by a fearsome magical creature. Ondina, Mimmi, Sirena, Evie and Zac, together with the newly arrived Chinese mermaid, Weilan, must find a way to defeat it before the pod is destroyed forever. (13x30min)

Cast: Surichai Romruen, Dominic Deutsher, Ivy Latimer, Lucy Fry, Kerith Atkinson


Produced by M4 Entertainment
Executive Producers: Michael Gudinski, Mark Morrissey
Producer: John Molloy
Director: Kevin Carlin
Writers: Matt Cameron, Liz Doran
Network: Seven

At a time when Australia was finding her voice, Molly Meldrum helped us find the music.

Cast: Sam Johnson, Krew Boylan, et al

Project CM (working title)

Produced by Goalpost Pictures Australia Pty Ltd & Pukeko Pictures
Executive Producers: Sally Riley, Kylie du Fresne, Ben Grant, Martin Baynton, Adam Fratto
Producers: Rosemary Blight, Ryan Griffen, Angela Littlejohn, Lauren Edwards
Writers: Jon Bell, Jonathan Gavin, Michael Miller
Network: ABC

As a community struggles to co-exist with non-human creatures living amongst them, two estranged brothers find themselves at a crossroads.


Tomorrow, When the War Began

Produced by Ambience Entertainment
Producers: Michael Boughen, Tony Winley
Executive Producers: Matthew Street, Kim Vecera, Christopher Mapp
Writers: Blake Ayshford, Alice Addison, Justin Monjo, Josh Mapleston
Director: Brendan Maher
Network: ABC3

A 6-part drama based on the novel series by John Marsden about a group of teenagers who wage a guerrilla war against an invading foreign power

Cast: Molly Daniels, Jon Prasida, Narek Arman, Madeleine Madden, Fantine Banulski, Keith Purcell, Madeleine Clunies-Ross, Andrew Creer, Sibylla Budd, Deborah Mailman, James Stewart, Alison Bell


Bombshell: The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior [NZ]

Produced by Screentime
Writer: John Banas
Network: TV One

Bombshell tells the story of a nation-defining moment caused by a foreign government sanctioning a clumsy act of terrorism.



Produced by Shine
Producer: Kerrie Mainwaring
Executive Producer: Rory Callaghan
Writers: Justin Monjo, Adam Todd
Director: Geoff Bennett
Network: Ten

This is the true story of a man who was a hero to a generation of Australians, winning the Bathurst 1000 nine times and dominating motorsport for more than two decades. Loved and admired by many, but few knew the real Peter Brock -- what made him tick?

Cast: Matthew Le Nevez, Ella Scott Lynch, Brendan Cowell, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Steve Bisley

Dogstar Christmas in Space

Produced by Media World Pictures
Producer: Colin South
Director: Scott Vanden Bosch
Writers: Philip Dalkin, Doug MacLeod
Network: Nine

In space, no one can hear you open your presents.

Jean [NZ]

Produced by Lippy Pictures
Producers: Paula Boock and Donna Malane
Writers: John Banas, Paula Boock and Donna Malane
Network: TV One

Jean will take viewers into the world of New Zealand aviatrix pioneer Jean Batten.


Mary: Making of a Princess

Produced by FremantleMedia Australia
Executive Producers: Jo Porter, Anthony Ellis
Producer: Antonia Barnard
Director: Jennifer Leacey
Writer: Samantha Strauss
Network: Ten

Twenty-eight-year-old Mary Donaldson has all but given up on love when one night she goes to the pub and meets a prince. But falling in love is the easy part, compared to what it takes for an Australian girl to become the future Crown Princess of Denmark.


Monster Beach

Produced by Bogan Entertainment Solutions
Producer: Bruce Kane
Director: Patrick Crawley
Writers: Bruce Kane, Patrick Crawley, Shane Krause, Shayne Armstrong

A 1x70' special that tells the story of two brothers who are packed off on holiday to stay with their uncle, but run into trouble with the local community who turn out to be monsters.

Cast: Rove McManus, Steven Hall, Jacquie Brennan

Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows

Produced by Matchbox Productions
Producer: Beth Frey
Executive Producers: Tony Ayres, Michael McMahon
Writers: Tony Ayres, Rhys Graham, Craig Irvin
Network: ABC

As a devastating magical being threatens to destroy the multiverse, the Nowhere Boys discover that to save everything and everyone that they love, they must make the ultimate sacrifice... themselves.

Cast: Dougie Baldwin, Joel Lok, Rahart Adams, Matt Testro

Venus and Mars [NZ]

Produced by Screentime NZ
Writer: John Banas
Director: John Laing

A police officer bound, gagged, slashed and bleeding in the backyard of his burning house. A crazed Satanic Avenger on the loose, a city living in fear, who will be next? The case that sparked Operation Venus/Mars was one of the most shocking crimes in New Zealand's contemporary history. In order to escape a marriage it involved a deception of the highest level. A man willing to sacrifice almost anything, including his career as a well-liked and well-respected fraud detective, all the while watching as his friends and colleagues families lived in fear and investigated a fictional attacker he himself created. But one Detective working on instinct saw through the lies and went out on a limb, risking his own career to bring the truth to light.

Cast: Craig Hall, Ande Cunnigham, Sara Wiseman, Arlo Macdiamid, Toby Leach, Fraser Brown, Brooke Williams, Rachel Blampied, Taylor Hall, Tim Foley, Tim Carlsen, Vinnie Bennett, Alex Macdonald, Andrew Norman, Louis Maxwell