Gold Diggers

New for 2023

A pair of renegade sisters are taking no prisoners and shaking up history as they search for newly-rich, dumb husbands in 1850s Victoria.

More infomration to come.

It will be co-produced by CBS Studios and The Alliance (a joint venture between Stampede and Kojo Studios) and distributed outside Australia by Paramount Global Content Distribution.


Fire up! The future is female.

Cameras roll on comedy series Gold Diggers

Claire Lovering and Danielle Walker lead the exciting ensemble cast that includes

Megan Wilding, Luke Mullins, Eddie Perfect, Brandon McClelland, Wil King, Perry

Mooney, Kartanya Maynard, Aaron McGrath, JJ Fong, George Zhao, Semisi

Cheekam, Michala Banas and Lincoln Younes.

ABC, CBS Studios and The Alliance (KOJO Studios x Stampede Ventures) are thrilled to announce filming is underway in Victoria on ABC TV’s riotous and rapid-fire, eight-part comedy Gold Diggers.

Set in the 1850s, as thousands of men from around the world flock to the goldfields to hit the jackpot, Gold Diggers follows the adventures of sisters Gert and Marigold and their ambition to strike it rich by landing themselves newly-rich idiots.

Claire Lovering (Class of ‘07, Wellmania) is Gert Brewer, a headstrong party animal, Danielle Walker (Taskmaster, Get Krack!n’) is Marigold, her blissfully naïve sister, and together they are willing to do anything to secure their fortune; but first they must suffer the lads, lice, and lechery of the Australian goldfields.

Megan Wilding (Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Mystery Road: Origin) is Fran, their dubious French ex-BFF; Luke Mullins (Joe Vs Carol, The Spanish Princess) is Percy the rich and fancy mining magnate; Wil King (In Our Blood, Why Are you Like This) is Percy’s protective Butler, Jerome; Eddie Perfect (Love In Lockdown, Offspring) plays the all-knowing barkeep, Barry; and Brandon McClelland (Doctor Doctor, The Other Guy) is Leonard, the town’s cop and possible incel.

In her breakout role, Perry Mooney stars as Vic, the head of the local Fur Traders, leading her posse, Kartanya Maynard (The Messenger, Deadloch) as Molly and Aaron McGrath (Preppers, Black Comedy) as Albert. JJ Fong (Wellmania, Creamerie) is Zhi Ling, the boss of Chinatown, and George Zhao (The Family Law, The Secrets She Keeps) plays her younger brother Ben, while Semisi Cheekam (Hardball) is the creative 16-year-old entrepreneur Kelvin. Michala Banas is Tippy, the prim, moral compass of the town and Lincoln Younes (Barons, Last King of the Cross) will make a special appearance as JJ, the leader of the feared McCreedy Bushrangers.

Executive Producers Linda Ujuk and JP Sarni said: “We’re thrilled filming has begun in the vibrant Victorian goldfields. We’re proud to be producing such a timely, feel-good and immersive Australian comedy with our brilliantly talented team of key creatives, cast, directors and crew. We are excited to see Claire and Danielle bring the unashamedly irreverent Brewer Sisters to life alongside our outrageously funny ensemble of Dead Horse Gap Townies. This sensational cast will transport audiences to another world and have them laughing-out-loud.”

Filming in the Victorian goldfields and in Melbourne for the next eight weeks, Gold Diggers will premiere on ABC TV and ABC iview later in the year.

Production Credits: Produced by KOJO Studios and Stampede Ventures in partnership with CBS Studios International for ABC Australia, with production investment from VicScreen and SAFC. For The Alliance — KOJO Studios’ Co Producer is Kate Butler and Executive Producers are Linda Ujuk and Dale Roberts, and Stampede Ventures’ Executive Producers are JP Sarni and Greg Silverman. CBS Studios Executive Producer is Lindsey Martin. For ABC, Executive Producers are Brett Sleigh and Head of Comedy Todd Abbott. The series is distributed international outside of Australia by Paramount Global Content Distribution.

Perhaps eventually on Paramount +

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Pity that Nine publishing couldn’t put a few sentences of review into the media puff piece.

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Claire Lovering seems to be in everything this year. Gold Diggers, North Shore, Class of '07, The PM’s Daughter,

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Have to agree. The novelty of modern language in the Gold Rush era wears off quickly. Is there really a need for constant coarse language and vulgarity? Is this what the writer’s idea of comedy is? None of it is clever or funny.

This rubbish is such a waste of the talented actors they were able to get.

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It’s a shame there seem to be so few media journalists writing reviews of TV shows. They might call out some of these shows. Instead it is far easier to publish puff pieces written by network publicists. Often, the more glowing the puff piece the worse the show.

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Bert Newton’s 11-year-old granddaughter Lola Welsh has a small role in Gold Diggers, playing Bianca, the daughter of Tippy (Michala Banas). It was Lola’s professional acting debut. Lauren Newton told the paper that Lola just loved acting and had done a few auditions before getting the role.