Nine new Dramas: Return to Eden, Underbelly: Squizzy, Gallipoli.
Now here’s a bit of fun and frolics…
Nine is set to remake the classic miniseries Return to Eden.
The high-camp 3-part melodrama which aired on TEN in 1983 starred Rebecca Gilling as Stephanie, an heiress who married a young tennis pro, played by James Reyne, but who bumped her off in a savage crocodile attack, in order to nab her fortune and best friend, played by Wendy Hughes. But Stephanie later returned after a bout of plastic surgery to exact her revenge, this time as Tara….
The tale by McElroy Productions was also turned into a 22 part series in 1986 with Peta Toppano and Daniel Abineri.
Nine has announced the remake at a Drama launch in Sydney today.
As tipped by TV Tonight last month, Underbelly will return to Melbourne for its 2013 season, based around the 1915 gangster Squizzy Taylor.
His gunfight death with long-time rival gangster, John Daniel ‘Snowy’ Cutmore was dramatised in Underbelly: Razor, with Taylor’s role played by actor Justin Rosniak.
John Edwards (Beaconsfield, Howzat, Offspring, Tangle) will also deliver a new drama on Gallipoli to mark the 100th Anniversary of the WWI campaign.
More to come….