Bad Mothers

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The Nine Network has announced Jessica Marais will star in a new drama for the channel in 2019 called Bad Mothers.

Bad Mothers is an ensemble drama from the makers of Here Come the Habibs which centres on four friends negotiating the perils and joys of being a modern mum.

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Bad Mothers series one will be eight episodes and star this year’s TV Week Logie Award winner for Most Popular Actress, Jessica Marais, as well as Love Chid’s Mandy McElhinney, Doctor Doctor’s Shalom Brune-Franklin and Wolf Creek’s Jessica Tovey.

The drama series is promising “dirty little secrets” hidden “behind the pristine picket fence”.

“Four very different mother’s lives will collide,” a release from Nine said.

“Outsiders in a storm of suspicion and danger and when this sisterhood comes together it’s murder.”

Andy Ryan and Jo Rooney, Nine’s co-heads of drama added:

“When the going gets tough, our Bad Mothers will stick together. Whether they’re juggling the highs and lows of parenthood, careers, love and even murder, Australia’s new best friends lead the way with charm, smarts, and a shameless bad attitude.”

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NINE COMMISSIONS NEW DRAMA FOR 2019

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The Nine Network and Screen Australia announced today a new Australian drama series for 2019, Bad Mothers.

Some mothers are perfect with a beautiful home and the perfect family but sometimes behind that pristine picket fence, there’s a world of dirty … little … secrets.

Four very different mother’s lives will collide. Outsiders in a storm of suspicion and danger and when this sisterhood comes together it’s murder.

Four critically acclaimed actors will shake up Australian television. Jessica Marais (Love Child, Wrong Girl), Mandy McElhinney (Love Child, Hyde & Seek), Shalom Brune-Franklin (Doctor Doctor, Our Girl) and Jessica Tovey (Wolf Creek, Wonderland).

Bad Mothers, produced by Jungle, the makers of comedy hit Here Come the Habibs, will comprise eight episodes and will commence filming in October 2018 in Melbourne.

Andy Ryan and Jo Rooney, Nine’s Co-Heads of Drama, say: “When the going gets tough, our Bad Mothers will stick together. Whether they’re juggling the highs and lows of parenthood, careers, love and even murder, Australia’s new best friends lead the way with charm, smarts, and a shameless bad attitude.”

Sally Caplan, Head of Production at Screen Australia adds: “It’s fantastic to see some of Australia’s strongest TV writers coming on board for this female-led ensemble piece. Writers Rachel Lang, Sarah Walker, Gavin Strawhan and Phil Lloyd have created a genuine and relatable script about the challenges of modern parenthood, with humour and heart.”

“We’re particularly excited to see production company Jungle carry out their first one-hour format series, and with the track record of the writers and producers working on this project, we have no doubt Bad Mothers will be one of 2019’s must see new series.”

Bad Mothers is a Jungle FTV production for Nine. Principal production investment from Nine, in association with Screen Australia. Financed with support from Create NSW.

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Bad Mothers, follows five very modern women juggling the big issues of love, family, careers, infidelity … and murder.

When their lives collide following a series of shocking events, the Bad Mothers will learn that life can get a whole lot more complicated, more outrageous – and a whole lot more fun – than they ever imagined.

Bad Mothers boasts a stellar cast including Mandy McElhinney (Love Child, Hyde & Seek), Daniel MacPherson (The Bill, City Homicide), Don Hany (East West 101, Devil’s Playground), Shalom Brune-Franklin (Doctor Doctor, Our Girl), Jessica Tovey (Wolf Creek, Wonderland), Tess Haubrich (Wolf Creek, Pine Gap) and Melissa George (Grey’s Anatomy, The Slap).

Bad Mothers has principal funding from Screen Australia, in association with Film Victoria, with support from Create NSW.

Bad Mothers, created by Filthy Productions, is a Jungle Entertainment production for Nine.

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