With series like Younger and The Bold Type on hiatus, we've been left with a female-driven, drama-shaped hole in our lives. Channel Seven is here to fill the void, announcing a brand new female-driven romantic thriller, Secret Bridesmaids' Business. The series will star Australian actresses Abbie Cornish and Georgina Haig and Katie McGrath.
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The show description reads: "A bride’s perfect wedding turns deadly after one of her bridesmaids unknowingly invites a malevolent stranger into their lives, triggering a deadly chain reaction that blows open a hidden world of secrets. As the thriller series unfolds, the power of female friendship could be the difference between life and death."
Cornish will play Melanie, a mother and wife with a successful career and a beautiful home. To most, it appears she has an idyllic life, but her life choices are put to the test by some harsh home truths and her ideal world starts to spiral out of control.
“There is a sharp dichotomy between Melanie’s seemingly perfect suburban life with a happy marriage and wonderful children versus her increasing ventures into the unknown and often dangerous," Abbie said of the character. "From the first moment, I was drawn to Melanie’s complexities as a mid-30’s woman whose concerns, stresses, and priorities are eerily relevant to suburban life. Hers is a story begging to be told."
McGrath will play the role of Saskia, a fast-rising lawyer and an "arresting, high-octane British truth-bomb". She is described as "relentlessly intelligent and fiercely loyal", while also be assured, wildly-independent and bisexual.
“I love the core friendship of the three very different women. Each woman is strong in her own way, but knows how to be vulnerable with their friends,” said Katie.
Georgina Haig will play Olivia, who's near-death experience with leukaemia has made her determined to follow her dreams. Olivia is vibrant, witty and an optimist, but when she discovered something very dark about a loved one, it drives her to bury her own secret to protect those around her.
Georgina said, “Olivia is a grounded optimist who tries to be less vulnerable than she is, because she wears her heart on her sleeve but wishes she didn’t so much. She’s tough one minute then crumbling the next."
This stellar cast of rising stars and seasoned performers also includes Alexander England (Alien: Covenant, Offspring, The Beautiful Lie),Dan Spielman (Deep Water, The Code, Sisters), Oliver Ackland (The Originals, 100 Bloody Acres, Satisfaction), Annie Jones (Wentworth, Jack Irish) and Nicholas Bell (A Place To Call Home, Wentworth, Mad as Hell).
The series is coming soon to Channel 7.