The Secrets She Keeps

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Laura Carmichael And Jessica De Gouw Lead 10’s New Psychological Thriller, The Secrets She Keeps.

Australia’s finest, and one very notable British import, have been assembled for 10’s six-part psychological thriller The Secrets She Keeps , which commences production tomorrow.

Set in Sydney and the Blue Mountains, the screen adaptation of Michael Robotham’s bestselling novel stars Laura Carmichael ( Downton Abbey, The Spanish Princess ) as Agatha and Jessica De Gouw ( Riot, Underground ) as Meghan - two women from vastly different backgrounds both with explosive secrets that could destroy everything they hold dear.

These leading ladies are in fine company with Michael Dorman ( Patriot, Wonderland ) starring as Meghan’s husband Jack, Ryan Corr ( Bloom, Holding The Man ) as Jack’s best friend Simon and Michael Sheasby ( The Nightingale, The Luminaries ) cast as Agatha’s partner Hayden.

Network 10 Head of Drama and Executive Production, Rick Maier, said: “You’d be hard pressed to find a more compelling contemporary novel. This is Michael Robotham at his brilliant best and an equally stunning adaptation from Sarah Walker and Jono Gavin.

“If you’ve read the book you’ll know why we’re all so excited at 10 to bring TSSK to the screen. And no wonder it has attracted such a sensational cast either. It should be a cracker.”

Lingo Pictures’ Producer, Helen Bowden, said: " The Secrets She Keeps is an utterly gripping domestic noir about motherhood and envy. But no matter how dark the story becomes, we always have enormous compassion for the two women at its centre.

“This is the dream team of writers, directors and cast to adapt this fantastic story. We can’t wait to get started.”

The Secrets She Keeps is a Lingo Pictures production for Network 10 with major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Network 10. Financed with support from Create NSW.

It is produced by Helen Bowden and Paul Watters and written by Sarah Walker and Jonathan Gavin. Directed by Catherine Millar and Jennifer Leacey, Lingo Pictures’ Jason Stephens and 10’s Rick Maier are executive producers. International sales are being handled by DCD Rights.

The Secrets She Keeps is coming soon to 10 and Win Network.

Yet another female skewing drama on commercial television in Australia. Can’t we do anything else these days, that appeals to a wider audience?

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This feels different though than the other female led dramas 10 have tried, have we seen a physiological thriller like this from one of the commercial networks recently? I can’t think of one.

Sneak peek during the 2020 upfronts this morning.

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