1977 in Australia: Hawaiian shirts were the height of fashion, Leo Sayer was on the radio, and Chicko rolls filled hungry stomachs. But teenage girls, like three decades later, still just want to fit in.
Based on the much loved Australian novel of the same name by Kathy Lette and Gabrielle Clay, the promising Puberty Blues looks set to be a ratings winner this season for Channel Ten; bringing about an emotion not so akin to blues for the network.
The eight part series set on Cronulla beach tells the story of Debbie and Sue; best friends with big plans to lose their virginity. They dream of being accepted by the cool kids and in particular the cool boys.
Ashleigh Cummings from Tomorrow When the War Began fame stars as Debbie, the good girl with a yearning to be just a little bit bad. The role of Sue is filled by promising newcomer Brenna Harding. Claudia Karvan, Susie Porter, Jeremy Lindsay-Taylor, Dan Wyllie and Rodger Corser round out an all star Australian cast.
Meet the Families:
The Knights: Roger and Pam are parents to Sue and Lori. Played by Dan Wyllie, Susie Porter, Brenna Harding and Rachael White. Sue’s older sister, Lori, is currently modelling in Japan.
The Hennesseys: Ferris and Yvonne parent their only child, Gary. Played by Rodger Corser, Susan Prior and Sean Keenan.
The Hayes: Cheryl and her mother Lynette form The Hayes. Played by Charlotte Best and Katie Wall.
The Vickers: A larger family, Martin and Judy have two children, Debbie and David. Played by Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, Claudia Karvan, Ashleigh Cummings and Ed Oxenbould.
With all the anticipation surrounding this one we’ve already started popping the popcorn!
Puberty Blues premieres tonight on Ten at 8.30pm
Category: Film & TV