The highly anticipated sixth season of the much-loved local drama series Offspring has started production this week in Melbourne.
Returning for another round of loveable Proudman family chaos, Asher Keddie and Kat Stewart are reprising their roles as sisters Nina and Billie Proudman.
Other cast members joining them include Richard Davies, Lachy Hulme, Patrick Brammall, Linda Cropper, Deborah Mailman, Alicia Gardiner, Jane Harber, Eddie Perfect and Lawrence Leung.
Previous cast members including John Waters, Celia Pacquola and Garry McDonald are not confirmed to appear at this stage.
The scriptwriter for the first episode of season 6 is Jonathan Gavin. Gavin has a strong history with the program and was the credited writer on the season 5 finale. Offspring creator Debra Oswald and and key writer Michael Lucas have chosen not to be involved with the new season.
Newcomer TJ Power joins the cast this season in the role of lawyer Will Bowen. TJ’s previous film and television credits include Underbelly: Razor, Molly, The Sapphires and Eat, Pray, Love.
Dan Wyllie guest stars as Dr. Angus Freeman, St Francis’ Director of Clinical Education. Dan is well-known to Australian audiences for his TV Week Logie Award-winning role on Love My Way, as well as memorable roles in Underbelly, Tangle, The Beautiful Lie and Network Ten’s Puberty Blues.
Season six of Offspring picks up 18 months on, with baby Zoe now two-and-a-half years old. With the Proudman family rocked by a heart-breaking event.
Network Ten Head of Drama, Rick Maier, said:
“Everyone at Ten is excited to have our favourite dysfunctional family back on our screens, as Nina, the Proudmans and the gang at St. Francis return. We’ll be breaking out the chocolate and the tissues for a season of high romance, low comedy and plenty of sexy time. Natural order has been restored: Offspring is back.”
Producer, Endemol Shine Banks, Imogen Banks, said:
“Here we go again! We love being back in our old, favourite Fitzroy haunts, making a brand new season of Offspring. It’s a bit like a fun school reunion.”
Offspring will return mid 2016 on TEN.