Tiger Rose Johnson (Cecilia Peters), 14, is mature beyond her years, smart, hard-working and quick-witted, but she knows little about normal teenage life. On the other hand, Skye Sailendra (Danielle Horvat), also 14, was raised in the bustling metropolis of London, surrounded by friends, boutique shops and a constant stream of admirers.
A twist of fate sees these two incompatible girls begrudgingly sharing a bedroom. The only thing they have in common is their desire to get as far away from the snake park and their eccentric, embarrassing families as possible.
Tiger’s father, “Snakeman Jake” (Peter Rowsthorn), is a larger than life snake wrangler who dreams of the glory days when he had his own TV spot and visitors flocked to his Snake-Atorium-Orama. Meanwhile Skye’s mother, Miranda (Leah Vandenberg), is a vegetarian spiritualist who likes to perform Reiki on the snakes to help them let go of their deadly instincts.
Snake Tales premieres on Nine at 10.30am Saturday September 5.