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Jessica Marais to star in new drama The Wrong Girl for Ten | #Ten2016

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Jessica Marais
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The Ten Network has announced a new local drama The Wrong Girl which will premiere late in 2016 on Ten.

The Wrong Girl is described as a contemporary romantic drama, showcasing Lily, a modern woman caught between two guys – one too good to be true and the other so wrong he just might be Mr. Right.

Ten will be hoping The Wrong Girl will attract a similar audience to Offspring which is also returning to Ten in mid-2016.

The Wrong Girl celebrates the hiccups that life throws at us: the workplace challenges, the good dates, the bad dates, needy parents, friendships and the “what the hell am I even doing here” moments to which we can all relate.

This original new series is based on the best-selling book by Zoe Foster Blake and stars Jessica Marais as Lily.

An award-winning star of television hits such as Packed To The Rafters, Love Child and Carlotta, Jessica Marais will be joined by an outstanding supporting cast, the details of which will be announced next year.

2016 will be a busy year for Marais whom will also continue in the lead role for the third season of Love Child on Nine.

The Wrong Girl will be produced for Network Ten by Playmaker Media, the producers of Love Child, House Husbands, The Code and Hiding. Judi McCrossin (The Secret Life Of Us, The Time Of Our Lives) is head writer and co-producer.

Network Ten Chief Programming Officer, Beverley McGarvey, said: “The Wrong Girl is a sharp, heart-warming take on life in the big, big city. Escapist and fun, it is definitely designed for viewers to sit back and enjoy with friends and family.
“We are delighted to be working with the very talented Jessica, who is one of the best actors of her generation, and with the team from Playmaker Media. We look forward to The Wrong Girl being a prominent part of Ten’s content line-up next year.”


Jessica Marais said: “I have enjoyed being involved in the development of Ten’s new drama The Wrong Girl and am thrilled to be part of the cast for this exciting project. I have for a long time admired Zoe Foster Blake’s engaging and entertaining books and I can’t wait to play the lively and relatable character that is Lily.”


Zoe Foster Blake said: “I am so delighted and flattered to have my novel made into a television series for Ten. I feel wildly lucky to have the combined superpowers of Playmaker, Judi McCrossin and Jess Marais working on The Wrong Girl.”


Executive Producer, Playmaker Media, David Maher, said: “The Wrong Girl is an urban Aussie rom-com brimful of exuberance, optimism and cheeky energy. Judi, Jess and Zoe are the perfect collaborators and Playmaker is delighted to be producing the series for Ten.”

The Wrong Girl is expected to air on Ten in October-November 2016.