Network Ten has confirmed the highly anticipated new season of Offspring will premiere Wednesday June 29th at 8:30pm
It will be the first time a new episode of Offspring has aired in two years, the drama will be expected to rate strongly given the premiere will occur after an episode of Masterchef featuring drawcard chef Heston Blumenthal.
Returning for the new season are key performers, Asher Keddie and Kat Stewart 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.
Offspring creator/writer Debra Oswald and key writer Michael Lucas have chosen not to be involved with the new season. The scriptwriter for the first episode of season 6 is Jonathan Gavin.
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.
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.”
Season six of Offspring picks up with baby Zoe now two-and-a-half years old. However the Proudman family are left confused and hurt after uncovering a shocking family secret with extraordinary ramifications.
Add to this the appearance of a mysterious and enigmatic lawyer, Will Bowen played by TJ Power, and Nina’s new colleague, the Director of Clinical Education at St Francis, Dr. Angus Freeman, played by Dan Wyllie, and it is no surprise that Nina and the Proudman family are left in a state of flux.
Resuming 18 months on from where season five left off, Offspring follows Nina’s quest to manage the intensity of her job delivering babies along with the challenges of raising Zoe in the midst of her chaotic family – all while trying to establish a decent love life for herself.