IN PRODUCTION — Super Shark Highway is a six-part documentary series, exploring the migration patterns of the world’s deadliest sharks. In a world first research expedition, two elite teams will track the ocean’s greatest predator along remote and unexplored shark migration routes – giving scientists critical data that will help them unlock mysteries surrounding shark movements, hunting behaviours, social hierarchies and breeding sanctuaries crucial to the survival of the species.
IN PRODUCTION — A three-part series from Artemis Media for SBS that sees serial insomniac Dr Michael Mosley together with some of the nation’s poorest sleepers, put their bodies on the line to trial Australian-led, world first sleep treatments. Teaming up with expert physicians, Dr Michael Mosley will wake up the nation to the dangers of bad slumber and inspire a sleep revolution.
Based on AFL great Eddie Betts’ popular children’s books, Eddie’s Lil’ Homies is the first co-commission between Netflix and NITV, with major production investment from the Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF). The 10 x 12-minute comedy series follows eight-year-old Eddie and his two best friends Lottie and Tal as they navigate the complex and often fantastical waters of childhood. Their friends are their family and the playground is their universe, one where anything and everything is possible, where imaginary friends can be real, games of rock paper scissors can take on stupendous importance and kindness, empathy and a good rap can help put anything right.
PRODUCER: Sophie Byrne, Eddie Betts and Anna Scullie
IN PRODUCTION — Barry Cooper was one of Texas’ top narcotics officers, that is until he turned against the police force: exposing crooked cops, helping addicts evade arrest and picking a one man fight with the War on Drugs.
IN PRODUCTION — Series 3 of Aussie Snake Wranglers is packed full of remarkable snake species, picturesque new locations and plenty of adrenaline filled action. In 8 x 30min heart-pounding episodes audiences will get an all-access pass into one of Australia’s most dangerous occupations – snake catching! Around Australia teams of elite snake catchers answer hundreds of distress calls from everyday Aussies whose homes have been invaded by these formidable reptiles. Snake catchers go head-to-head with an enormous red bellied black snake in Sydney’s inner suburbs, discover a rarely seen species in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, put their wrangling skills to the ultimate test with highly venomous, eastern browns snakes in South Australia and encounter many unpredictable and deadly situations.
IN PRODUCTION: Thou Shalt Not Steal is a Stan Original eight-episode road series set in Central and South Australia in the 1980s. On a search for the truth behind a mysterious family secret, Robyn, a young Aboriginal delinquent, escapes from detention and reluctantly teams up with awkward teenager Gidge. Together they flee her small central desert community on a perilous journey across the outback, finding answers and learning some hard life lessons along the way. Hot on their heels are Maxine, a sex trafficker whose taxi Robyn stole, and Gidge’s domineering father Robert, a fraudulent preacher.
PRODUCER: Tanith Glynn-Maloney, Charlie Aspinwall, Daley Pearson, Sam Moor
IN PRODUCTION: An anxious space princess is thrust out of her sheltered life and into a galactic quest to save her bounty hunter ex-girlfriend from the Straight White Maliens. Along the way, a problematic spaceship and a runaway gay-pop idol join her hazardous encounters with blade-wielding maniacs, dangerous dick turrets and the scariest thing of all: her own self-doubt.
IN PRODUCTION: When the world’s largest cattle station is left without a clear successor, generational clashes threaten to tear the Lawson family apart. Sensing this once great dynasty is in decline, the outback’s most powerful factions – rival cattle barons, desert gangsters, Indigenous elders and billionaire miners – move in for the kill.
IN PRODUCTION – PREMIERING AT THE ADELAIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2024 – Starring Marta Dusseldorp (Bay of Fires, The Twelve), Melina Vidler (800 Words, Elvis) and Albert Mwangi (Tom Swift, Blueback), With or Without You follows Chloe (Vidler), who sets out to remove her entertaining but alcoholic mother Sharon (Dusseldorp) from the claws of temptation to start new lives in an idyllic location. They find themselves on an expected road trip with mysterious West African refugee Dalu (Mwangi). As the three embark on a trip in Chloe’s rundown wagon, misconceptions and misunderstandings lead to the realisation that facing your fears is the first step to freedom.
COMING SOON TO THE ABC — Following on from the 2018 film of the same name and drawing inspiration from the much-loved 1993 novel, the new television adaptation sees the beloved women from Goodes Department Store fling open their shop doors to the fabulous 1960’s. Ladies in Black takes place in 1961, six months after the events of the original story, where amidst this backdrop of major societal shifts, the women embracing more freedom and independence are forced to confront personal choices and challenges which cast shadows over their once cherished dreams.
PRODUCER: Sophia Zachariou, Angela Littlejohn, Greer Simpkin, David Jowsey