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Showtime sets drama in Aussie brothel

Australian movie channel Showtime has commissioned a new drama series based on the lives and loves of a group of women working in a city brothel.

The 10x60' series, produced under the working title Satisfaction by Roger Simpson and Andy Walker, goes into pre-production later this year ready for exclusive broadcast on Showtime in 2007.

Exec producer Kim Vecera, who previously worked on Southern Star's primetime 30-something drama Love My Way, said: "Being on Showtime gives the show the freedom to tell great stories in a unique and daring way," she said. "Satisfaction represents all that is exciting about the new wave of Australian drama: it's confident, modern and the type of show that audiences simply could not see on broadcast television."

Writer/producer Roger Simpson agreed, saying: "Showtime has given me the opportunity to develop a drama I didn't think was possible in this country. For television writers everywhere, HBO has become the standard: Deadwood, The Sporanos, Six Feet Under. The chance to have our own HBO with Showtime in Australia is the most exciting development in Australian TV drama since I've been in the business."

The first three seasons of Love My Way will also be shown exclusively on Showtime, which is jointly owned by Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox and NBC Universal, in the first half of 2007.

By Antony Reeve-Crook
August 23, 2006
C21 Media