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ITV STUDIOS AUSTRALIA ENTERS BIGGEST PRODUCTION YEAR TO DATE WITH FOUR NEW AND RETURNING SERIES COMMISSIONED BY NINE NETWORK

October 18, 2018

ITV STUDIOS AUSTRALIA ENTERS ITS BIGGEST PRODUCTION YEAR TO DATE WITH FOUR NEW AND RETURNING SERIES COMMISSIONED BY NINE NETWORK

Smash Hit Love Island to Return, Along With Award-Winning 90's Drama SeaChange, The First Ever ITV Studios Australia Scripted Production

ITV Studios Australia is set to enter its biggest production year to date with four new and returning shows commissioned by Nine Network, in addition to several more previously announced.

Following the stand out success of Love Island Australia – which smashed viewing records and became Nine’s most streamed show of 2018 outside sporting events – a second season of the fun and flirty dating
show is being lined up for 2019. 

Other returning entertainment favourites to be produced by ITV Studios Australia include Talpa Global’s phenomenal talent show The Voice (season eight) and the inter-generational game show Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation (season two).

ITV Studios Australia will also make its first ever foray into scripted content with the revival of the enormously popular, multi award-winning 90s drama, SeaChange (8 x 1 hour). As a co-production with Every Cloud Productions (Miss Fisher Murders, Mystery Road) SeaChange will be steered by the show’s original creator Deb Cox, alongside CEO and Co-Founder Fiona Eagger.

SeaChange will star its original lead, Sigrid Thornton, as Laura Gibson, a city lawyer who moves to a sleepy seaside town called Pearl Bay with her children, after her professional and personal life breaks down. It was the winner of three coveted Logie Awards for Outstanding Drama Series (1999 – 2001), becoming one of Australia’s most iconic
franchises. The series will see a number of previous characters returning to screen, alongside some new faces for a new generation of fans.

David Mott, CEO ITV Studios Australia said, “I couldn’t be more delighted that our deepening relationship with Nine Network has led to several of Australia’s favourite shows returning to air in 2019 including the record-breaking SeaChange, with our partners at Every Cloud Productions, as we diversify our Australian operation into
scripted.”

The commissions follow the recent announcement of the first seasons of ITV Studios Global Entertainment’s Sunday Night Takeaway and I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! for Network Ten, as well as Mad as Hell (season 10, ABC) and The Chase (season seven, Seven Network).

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For further information contact: Laura Saunders +44 (0)207 157 3021,
+44 7568557238, laura.saunders@itv.com
Selected Sea Change consumer press quotes:
“Gaining record-breaking audiences, it became one of those rare
programs that can reasonably be referred to as a phenomenon.”
Australian Screen
“In the late 1990s, SeaChange dominated the drama landscape.”
The Guardian


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