OCT 16, ABC
Family drama has never been so funny (or relatable). Set in 1988, Frayed follows the story of Sammy Cooper (played by comedian and creator Sarah Kendall), a well-off London-based housewife who is forced to move back to her Aussie hometown of Newcastle with her two kids after her husband dies of a heart attack while with a sex worker. Back home, hilarity ensues as she remembers all the reasons she left Newie.
OCT 13, ABC
What happens when two national treasures face-off? Great TV. In this new drama, directed by the ridiculously talented Rachel Perkins, Deborah Mailman takes on Rachel Griffiths. After Prime Minister Rachel Anderson (Griffths) uses Alex Irving (Mailman) as a publicity stunt, she seeks brutal revenge on the PM. Expect high stakes ambition, backstabbing and betrayal.
This story originally appeared in the November issue of marie claire Australia.