Network TEN is thrilled to announce the outstanding cast of actors who will star in the highly anticipated 2012 drama series Puberty Blues. Bringing this Australian classic to life, Puberty Blues tells the story of two girls Debbie and Sue, of innocence lost and experience gained against the backdrop of Australia in the seventies.
Produced by Southern Star John Edwards (Offspring, Tangle, Love My Way, Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo) and Imogen Banks (Offspring, Tangle) and based on the iconic novel Puberty Blues by Gabrielle Carey and Kathy Lette, the series will move beyond the original pages and explore the (mis) adventures of these young girls, their families and friends in a tumultuous if not romantic era of Australia’s history.
In announcing the cast, TEN Executive Producer Rick Maier says: “To be able to assemble this cast speaks volumes about both the pedigree of the production and the impact of the original novel. Can’t wait to get under way and bring this fantastic series to the audience.”
Imogen Banks, Producer Puberty Blues says: “As a young girl I read Puberty Blues in a state of terrified excitement. Now here I am, years later, making the series in much the same state.”
Puberty Blues includes some of Australia’s finest actors, including:
Claudia Karvan (The Secret Life of us, Love My Way, Spirited), Jeremy Lindsay Taylor (Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms, Underbelly), Susie Porter (Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms, East West 101), Dan Wylie (Love my Way, Animal Kingdom), Susan Prior (All Saints, Animal Kingdom), Rodger Corser (Rush, Underbelly, Spirited), Ashleigh Cummings (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Tomorrow When the War Began), Brenna Harding (Packed to the Rafters, My Place), Sean Keenan (Lockie Leonard, Cloudstreet), Ed Oxenbould (Julian), Charlotte Best (Home and Away), Katie Wall (Dangerous, Underbelly), Reef Ireland (Tangle, Rush) and Isabelle Cornish (Dance Academy, Home and Away)
The series is being directed by Glendyn Ivin (Beaconsfield, Offspring, Last Ride) and Emma Freeman (Hawke, Tangle, Offspring). Shot in and around Cronulla Beach in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire, Puberty Blues is produced by Southern Star John Edwards, with producers John Edwards and Imogen Banks; and executive producers Rory Callaghan and Network Ten’s Rick Maier.
Production on Puberty Blues commences Monday April 10.