Satisfaction wins third series

By David Knox on January 21, 2009 / Filed Under Pay TV 35

More good news for Aussie drama today with confirmation that Satisfaction has won a third series.

Series two of the “high class hookers” of the fictional 232 brothel is currently screening on the Showcase channel.

Starring Alison Whyte, Diana Glenn, Madeleine West, Kestie Morassi, Bojana Novakovic and Peta Sergeant the show is a prized drama of Showtime’s,  a ‘drama channel’ required to spend a proportion of its budget on local production.

It has sold to over 25 countries including Canada, Poland, Latin America, Ireland, Denmark, Norway, Israel, New Zealand and France.

Producer Roger Simpson said “Showcase has truly become the home of cutting edge and high quality drama, and I want to thank Foxtel and Austar for their encouragement to ‘push boundaries and exceed expectations’. For me and my creative team, that’s a pretty seductive brief.”

Whilst cast for series 3 is yet to be confirmed, Satisfaction will resume production mid year with a return to screen in December.

35 Comments »

  1. Jose Gualberto January 7, 2011 at 10:26 am -

    Well here on Brazil, this show has a huge success I know several ones who watch as I do, here we still on the second season and I really hope for more ones, as everyone know, this kind of show can be fulfilled of many crazy and nice stories, to bring to the public a bit of this secret but real world.
    Was a pity see Tippi’s death last night, and at this point I’m agreed with Mr. Roberto on his comment, that Tippi could suddenly turns back, her wonderful smile, will be unforgettable… On the Show she smiled like and angle and it shinny like a star..
    The series rocks!
    Congratulations Guys!

    From Fortaleza-Ce BRAZIL.
    Jose Gualberto

  2. Leanne March 25, 2010 at 8:38 am -

    Oh and bill guess what? I did think about ‘the children’ as I watched satisfation! I was pregnant at the time and it is my favourite show so I named my daughter “chloe” after one of the girls in the show!

    It is my favourite show please please make a season 4!

  3. Roberto February 20, 2010 at 1:19 pm -

    please bring Tippi back ! it’s a movie ! everything is possible in a movie. The dead blond hair woman found by the police was not Tippi she has been hidden for a while and she will be back… writers: that’s a hint ! ;-))

  4. Michelle October 17, 2009 at 10:25 pm -

    I have to say I enjoy the series and look forward to seeing more!!! It has good stories to tell to keep you watching.

    Just finished watching Series 2 on DVD and can’t wait for Series 3.

    Well done to all the people involved in the production of an awesome show.

  5. David Knox August 30, 2009 at 2:23 pm -

    No @ Chloe. Pretty sure Heather is in.

  6. livvy August 30, 2009 at 2:16 pm -

    are heather and chloie in the 3rd season

  7. Luana July 22, 2009 at 11:53 pm -

    Satisfaction is great we’re just watching the 2nd season now in New Zealand. Yes there is sexual content but it doesn’t take away from the strong storylines each week. Enjoy the show it’s inspiring and entertaining. Lookn 4ward to watchn the rest of series 2 then waiting patiently for series 3.

  8. Worker May 19, 2009 at 8:15 am -

    I love this series since seeing part of a show at a friends party and then getting the others on DVD. I’m still stunned that Tippi is no more: she was the reason I watched the shows (her energy is fantastic). Tippi, I cried.

  9. Renee March 18, 2009 at 4:15 am -

    I am so impressed with this tv show. I only just discovered it on dvd.
    I’ve never seen an Australian tv series so beautifully paced, so well designed, so impressively acted.
    I am in awe of Madeleine West and her performances. She’s clearly a stunning woman, but this show has tapped into her maturity as an actress.
    Congrats to the makers of the show. For once, I’m not bored by local tv and for once, the female characters seem actually accessible and not just cariacatures the way they are on most tv shows.
    Can’t fault Satisfaction. Please please please keep this on the tv.
    And to Madeleine West, you are an Australian icon waiting to happen.
    Dont waste your time doing girlfriend roles in America (as it suggests on your website). Take some risks and hold your ground. Fight for meaningful roles. I think you’re a blindingly bright star next up for Kidman-hood.
    Ten points to Satisfaction!!!!

  10. Paul February 21, 2009 at 8:34 am -

    I love Satisfaction but wish that Foxtel could make a dedicated channel featuring first run drama series 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Showcase (where Satisfaction is on) is on channel 403 which I think should be dedicated just to independant films and feature length documentaries. Let there be another channel also called Showcase that handles the first run drama series and yes it will remain uncut and commercial free and will be aired in Dolby Surround sound!

  11. Christina Smith February 9, 2009 at 9:04 pm -

    Kestie Morassi is an incredible actress. I had the pleasure of running into her socially and have to say she was a delight. Friendly, lovely to talk to – and very beautiful! I’d never realised she is such a beautiful girl with the personality to match.

    Can’t wait for season 3!

  12. natalie February 4, 2009 at 10:25 pm -

    Love this show. So glad that their will be series 3 can’t wait. I am glad though that tippy is out of the show I couldn’t stand her, horrible acting.
    I think Alison Whyte has been great this season, she is gorgeous for her age…
    I hope the girls are all back for series 3.

  13. Tiara January 29, 2009 at 11:00 pm -

    My boyfriend and I are not happy with how Tippy’s death became part of the storyline. They just killed someone off! They’ve tried killing Tippy once before! Bah!

    Why not have her go back to school to be a sexologist? Or decide she’s going to pursue writing full-time and write about her experiences? There’s like a thousand different ways this could have gone – but, like Adam said, this feels way too much like a shark jump.

    My boyfriend argued that now that they killed her off (way too early into the season!!) she can never come back. Ever. Not unless they do a “it was all a dream” scenario, and that would definitely be shark-jumping.

    argh argh argh!

    The show’s awesome otherwise, but come on.

  14. lisa January 23, 2009 at 5:46 pm -

    i love the show, the performances are generally great, the characters are all very interesting (except Chloe, she bores me a tad in comparison to the others).

    I have no issue with Heathers current storyline, but If they “turn” her straight i will slap someone up side the head!

  15. Marg January 23, 2009 at 9:35 am -

    Adam, at the end of the show on Foxtel there is a behind the scenes segment showed. One of the producers mentioned that Bojana had a great opportunity to go and work in Hollywood. He said that they would never want to get in anyone’s way of doing that. It made me think as David said it was not their choice. The cast are all awesome.

  16. Paul January 23, 2009 at 12:06 am -

    Eneyone no of an adress where I can write to the cast of Satisfaction IE Kestie Morassi ?

  17. David Knox January 22, 2009 at 10:49 pm -

    Bojana Novakovic’s career is taking off overseas, including a film with Mel Gibson and for Sam Raimi. Don’t be surprised if it was not the producers’ choice for her to go.

  18. Adam January 22, 2009 at 10:41 pm -

    I Love Satisfaction, a lot. especially the writing. But Tippy’s death should not have happened. Not how it did and not at this point in the series.

    As much as I love Satisfaction, it has officially Jumped the Shark for me.

  19. Marg January 22, 2009 at 12:08 pm -

    Satisfaction is a fab drama, which is well acted. If you want to avoid it there are many other channels on Foxtel to watch. Surely Sex and the City had it’s detractors and look how popular that was. It is the same old arguement. Put sex on television and there are critics. Shoot someone or worse and that is somehow more acceptable for television viewing. The wowsers are welcome to do a crossword if they wish!!!

  20. Matt January 22, 2009 at 9:25 am -

    Pornography is defined as sexual matter with the intention of sexually exciting the viewer. If Satisfaction is porn, then I must say it’s not very good quality, considering the 45 odd minutes of drama and dialogue surrounding the sex scenes.

    And to think that Satisfaction is doing no good for the country? Jobs. Jobs. Jobs.

    I also take offense to people that have never seen the show and seek to criticize it as a whole load of sex scenes when in fact it’s a show about exceptionally strong women who must deal with the increasingly demanding emotional consequences of their profession it creates on their lives. This show has interested me in ways that no other show ever has.

    I love this show. I love even more that I’ve lent the DVD of the first season to a whole heap of friends who haven’t got access to Showcase, and they come back to tell me that they’re going to buy it on DVD too.

  21. heh January 22, 2009 at 8:48 am -

    Steven I; Satisfaction is no where near in the same league as Love My Way, you cant be serious!

  22. heh January 22, 2009 at 8:47 am -

    Looking forward to Tangle! Murmurs be that it is brilliant.

  23. Craig H January 22, 2009 at 6:42 am -

    Bill, for heavens sake, your entitled to your opinion but really your just be ridiculous, we are turning into America where we are becomeing so de-sensitised to violence on TV that its just taken for granted that people will blow each other brains out in prime time and its not remarked upon but as soon as someone dare tackle sexuality people are up in arms about, I would suggest that violence in TV, movies and video games is a far bigger threat to society than a show about 5 high class hookers..
    BTW – if you think that this is porn, im assuming you have never seen actual porn as they are worlds apart.
    Personally, I love the show and look forward to series 3 at years end – You go Girls!

  24. JohnP January 22, 2009 at 2:27 am -

    Well responded David. As I was scrolling through the comments I thought it won’t be long before I see a prudish comment…

    Children? Guess how they are made and where they come from? Shock horror – Let’s ban people having sex and nude showers while we are at it! Bill stop blaming TV for the problems of society (1950′s mentality). We are adults, more educated than ever (if we want to be) and if we choose to act in the way we do it’s because we have -decided- to. It’s called personal responsibility – No need to try and rationalise it away and blame it on a tv show. Plenty of criminals in court try to use this as a defence for their poor choice of actions – you don’t have to fall for it too.

    If you saw a pair of breasts on “Satisfaction” would you suddenly become a sex fiend? No? Then why should any sane person?

  25. David Knox January 21, 2009 at 11:17 pm -

    Ok the line from The Rev Lovejoy’s wife is comical…

    Satisfaction falls under classification rulings just fine and is not seen on Free to Air, meaning viewers actually have to “opt in” to see it. Pay TV also comes with the ability to lock out channels. There’s nothing wrong with sexuality on television in the right context, timeslots and with appropriate classifiations. We are adults with choice and in a democracy free to exercise those choices.

    Clearly there is an audience for the show, and for those who don’t find it entertaining they can watch 20 to 1. I know where I’d rather be. The one that provides jobs in the industry and gives me something to think about.

    How many episodes did you say you’ve seen?

  26. Bill Muehlenberg January 21, 2009 at 10:58 pm -

    David, I would say some of your points are more than valid!

    What I am suggesting is the overt sexuality that TV has in this country, We need to start being responsible for the images we portray to society and the mainstreaming of pornographic shows such as Satisfaction will not do this country any good!

    Think about the Children.

  27. David Knox January 21, 2009 at 10:53 pm -

    If it’s going down the toilet it’s not from Satisfaction.

    I’d start with Border Security’s dubious ethics, producers who take no risks, networks that keep harking back to old ideas, programmers treating viewers with contempt, late night televangelists that are nothing but advertorials, fleeting diversity, regional viewers treated with disdain, exaggerted campaigns for digital television, ACMA’s lack of teeth, late time starts, a lack of senior women on television, years of Howard cuts to the ABC, an obsession for “bluesky” television, the demise of current affairs, the demise of intelligent interview shows…. gee shall I pause for breath?

  28. Jack January 21, 2009 at 10:27 pm -

    Exellent news, Satisfaction is one of the best shows on TV at the moment.

  29. Bill Muehlenberg January 21, 2009 at 10:23 pm -

    It really is dissapointing that TV in this country is going to the toilet..

    Porn mascarading as drama does not make for a healthy and moral society!

  30. Steven I January 21, 2009 at 8:43 pm -

    This is high quality Australian drama in the same league as Love My Way.

  31. Matt January 21, 2009 at 7:40 pm -

    I’ll tip that Madeleine will be up for Best Actress at this year’s AFI’s based on her performance this season – she’s been awe inspiring! And she’s gathering momentum since her win for Underbelly in December.

  32. Paul January 21, 2009 at 7:18 pm -

    Wow ! That’s good news about series 3. I don’t have foxtell so I am patiently waiting for series 2. To come to DVD, I cannot wait ! Satisfaction is really good and Kestie Morassi makes it, Will be real sad if she is not in series 3.
    So please let Kestie be in series 3. so she can be nominated to win an AFI Award in 2009/10 >> > Go Kestie.

  33. Matt January 21, 2009 at 5:58 pm -

    Fantastic news, the show has been particularly strong this season, and Tippi’s departure was a real shock, and very well executed. Can’t wait to see where they go next season.

  34. John January 21, 2009 at 4:49 pm -

    Hmm great news! Wonder if they can bring Tippy back from the dead? Perhaps it was all just a bad dream or something.

  35. Ben January 21, 2009 at 4:24 pm -

    This in awesome news!.

    I hope that the main 5 girls & sean are back in s3!!

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