Nine announces new drama, Love Child.

By David Knox on April 8, 2013 / Filed Under News 19

2013-04-24_1635Nine took the chance last night to announce a new Drama project from Playmaker Media: Love Child.

Set in 1969, a surprise promo said: “They came from all walks of life, innocence in a time of change. Together they dreamed of a brighter future.”

“The birth of a new generation.”

The cast includes Jessica Marais, Jonathan LaPaglia, Mandy McElhinney and Ryan Corr.

The promo also teased with the words, “Sex, drugs, liberation.”

Nine indicated Love Child would air later this year.

Love Child, a joyful and powerful eight-part drama series, will be produced for the Nine Network by Playmaker Media, creators of the TV Week Logie Award-winning drama series, House Husbands.

Set in 1969 in Kings Cross, Love Child will follow characters caught in the crossfire as they live, work and play at the very centre of the cultural and sexual revolution. Their lives intersect between the Haven, a maternity hospital and home for unwed mothers, and the wild streets of Darlinghurst beyond the hospital walls.

“Love Child is a compelling and uplifting series that will appeal to every generation, from Gen-Y to Baby Boomers and beyond. The stories of young women and men fighting an unjust system are as relevant today as they were in the colourful, confronting and liberating world of Kings Cross in 1969,” said Andy Ryan and Jo Rooney, joint Heads of Drama at the Nine Network.

“Following the success of House Husbands, we are thrilled to join forces with Playmaker Media and a superb A-list cast on another quality Australian drama.”

David Maher and David Taylor from Playmaker Media said “Love Child is about the time and place Australia came of age and the new generation broke all the rules. Sarah Lambert has created a bold and authored drama and we’re excited to be producing it for Nine”.

Pre-production will start in Sydney shortly, with further cast announcements to come.


  1. David Knox February 26, 2014 at 11:40 pm -

    Sounds and looks like her because it is her.

  2. David McLaren February 26, 2014 at 11:24 pm -

    The singer at the end of the Love Child episodes sounds and looks like Emma Louise Birdsall. That was Seals other artist in the first season of The Voice. Seal picked Karise Eden over Emma to take to the final

  3. terryball1 January 26, 2014 at 9:15 pm -

    the song is by Vesuri Avicii

  4. tvhead December 6, 2013 at 5:23 pm -

    Hey can anyone tell me who sings the song that is in the background of the advertisement for this new show Love child that they are showing on tv?

  5. David Knox April 8, 2013 at 9:48 pm -


  6. Andrew_83 April 8, 2013 at 9:28 pm -

    Is this the project they were talking about a while ago with Jessica Marais playing Carlotta the famous transsexual?

  7. MM April 8, 2013 at 8:20 pm -

    Sound like another type of Underbelly, do they have to have sex and drugs all the time to get good ratings, surly writers can come up with other gripping stories apart from these to get ratings or do Channel 9 only want these type of things.

  8. Anthony Mai April 8, 2013 at 5:26 pm -

    Let me guess… lots of boobs?

  9. stevie g April 8, 2013 at 3:47 pm -

    It was actually nice to get a surprise on tv that wasn’t alreay leaked in the press first. Great cast, can’t wait for this.

  10. chk chk April 8, 2013 at 2:17 pm -

    could it be “Carlotta”?

  11. deedeedragons April 8, 2013 at 12:55 pm -

    Ryan Corr? What does this mean for Rafters?

  12. Mr. J April 8, 2013 at 12:43 pm -

    good to see a relatively fresh cast, i will support it just for not going down the path of rodger corser, callan mulvey, claudia carvan, kat stewart, lachie hulme.

  13. Lizzie May April 8, 2013 at 11:01 am -

    Sounds and looks like it has potential. Would depend on the creative talent behind it though.

  14. Darcey09 April 8, 2013 at 9:20 am -

    Eight part mini-series set in Kings Cross.

  15. cronker April 8, 2013 at 9:10 am -

    Sounds interesting. Ryan Corr is one of our finest young actors in Australia, certainly better than most of the soap starlets currently clogging the Qantas queues heading for LA.

  16. Craig April 8, 2013 at 7:40 am -

    Yeah more ‘coming soon’ promos!

  17. carolemorrissey April 8, 2013 at 7:21 am -

    Yeah, it looked like an interesting show. Look forward to it.

  18. matricite April 8, 2013 at 7:07 am -

    First impression looks really good!!

  19. Russell April 8, 2013 at 4:59 am -

    How on earth could a new network drama slip under the radar and the first time we hear about it is a promo? Kinda amazing in this day and age

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