The ABC and Screen Australia are pleased to announce cameras have rolled on the second series of the critically acclaimed political comedy-drama The PM’s Daughter produced by Fremantle Australia.
Just when Cat Parkes Pérez has finally settled into life in The Lodge, a brand new conspiracy sends her on a desperate search for the truth. Between a federal election campaign and a highly competitive tech internship, there’s no shortage of distractions … and that’s all before her mother’s love life starts making headlines. Cat’s journalism aspirations are about to be put to the test as she digs to uncover her very first story, all while balancing the unpredictable complications that come with being the PM’s daughter.
With best friends Sadie and Ollie by her side, Cat’s about to discover that the truth can be far more complicated than she ever imagined.
The PM’s Daughter welcomes back an exciting cast of emerging young talent, including Cassandra Helmot as Cat, Natalie English as Sadie, Jaga Yap (Babyteeth) as Ollie, Amelie James-Power as Georgina, and introduces Bailey Hayward as Alex. Claire Fearon returns as Prime Minister Isabel Pérez along with Anthony Brandon Wong (The Family Law) as Deputy Prime Minister Tim Yeung, Gemma Bird Matheson (Neighbours, The Housemate) as Yvette and Renee Lim (Please Like Me) as Deputy Principal Tan.
Mary-Ellen Mullane, Managing Editor ABC Children’s , said, “We are very excited to be in production on a second PM’s Daughter series with Cat now firmly ensconced in the Lodge with her PM Mum, Isabel, surrounded by her best mates Sadie, Ollie, and newcomer Alex. There’s loads more political intrigue, super surprising teen crushes and yes, the constant challenges of teen life lived firmly and squarely in the public eye. We look forward to sharing the new series with you soon.”
Warren Clarke, Executive Producer, Fremantle, said: “After the phenomenal success of the first season, we’re delighted to continue our collaboration with the ABC for a second term of The PM’s Daughter. We are once again thrilled to have a fantastic creative team who are taking the series to new heights with even more of the fun and thrills that our audience have come to love.”
Grainne Brunsdon, Screen Australia’s Head of Content , said, “We know Cat’s adventures proved popular with young viewers and we’re delighted to support a second season of this fresh series. The talented creative team have done a brilliant job of crafting a smart drama that explores contemporary issues and real world politics in a fun and engaging way.”
Created by Tristram Baumber (The Unlisted, Born to Spy) and Matthew Allred, series 2 of The PM’s daughter is led by producer Tim Powell (Rock Island Mysteries) and co-producer Yingna Lu (New Gold Mountain, Love Bug).
The ten-episode series is helmed by set-up director Julie Kalceff (First Day) alongside Lisa Matthews (Doctor Doctor). Script producer Jess Paine (The Heights, Neighbours) heads the writing team, which includes Alexandra Cullen (The Heights, Home and Away), Craig Irvin, Lou Sanz, Hannah Samuel, Gemma Bird Matheson and Nikki Tran. The executive producers are Fremantle’s Warren Clarke, Tristram Baumber, ABC’s Mary-Ellen Mullane and ACTF’s Bernadette O’Mahony, with Fremantle’s Kieran Hoyle as co-executive producer. Fremantle are handling the international distribution.
The PM’s Daughter is filming on location throughout Sydney and will premiere on ABC ME next year.
Production credit: The PM’s Daughter is a Fremantle Australia production for the ABC, with major production investment from Screen Australia in association with The Australian Children’s Television Foundation and financed with support from Create NSW and Fremantle International. Directors: Julie Kalceff, Lisa Matthews. Producer: Tim Powell. Co-Producer: Yingna Lu. Creators: Tristram Baumber, Matthew Allred. Executive Producers: Warren Clarke, Tristram Baumber. Co-Executive Producer: Kieran Hoyle ABC Executive Producer: Mary-Ellen Mullane. ACTF Executive Producer: Bernadette O’Mahony.