Pamela Rabe heads cast for new iview series

The acclaimed Pamela Rabe (Wentworth) will head the cast of a new comedy drama coming to iview in 2017.

F*cking Adelaide is a 6 part series about three close but disparate siblings who reunite in Adelaide. But when they discover their mother is selling their childhood home, their middle class freedoms and sense of security is rocked and they are forced to confront a past that none of them can let go of.

It also stars Tilda Cobham-Hervey (52 Tuesdays, Barracuda, The Kettering Incident, Hotel Mumbai), Kate Box (Rake, The Little Death), and Brendan Maclean (The Great Gatsby, Tracks). Each 12 minute episode is told through the point of view of one of the characters.

The project is written by Matthew Cormack and Matt Vesely and commissioned by the ABC and Screen Australia through their Long Story Short initiative, with additional funding from the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC).

The project from Closer Productions (52 Tuesdays, Life in Movement and Hannah Gadsby’s Oz) is directed by Sophie Hyde, produced by Rebecca Summerton and Sophie Hyde.

Sophie Hyde said “It’s a total delight for me to work with this stunning ensemble cast and to be creating this funny, and at times heartbreaking series in our home-town and alongside the crew we know and trust. It’s refreshing to reclaim the jokes about Adelaide and laugh at ourselves while utilising all the things we relish about this city and speaking to the experience of family and home. We are also thrilled to partnering with our investors to create work for ABC’s ever more exciting digital platform ABC iview, which gives us the opportunity to be playful with the episodic form and allows audiences to watch whenever they want.”

Said ABC Head of Comedy Rick Kalowski, “F*cking Adelaide is one of the most innovative, sophisticated scripted shows ABC iview has yet commissioned, from one of the most talented production teams in the country. We’re thrilled to continue our collaboration with Screen Australia Multiplatform, and to renew ours with The South Australian Film Corporation, with whom we hope to work frequently in the next few years”.

The series is now shooting to mid-January on location in Adelaide and South Australia. All key creatives and Heads of Department are South Australian.

It will premiere on iview in 2017.


  1. It may only be seen on iView for a few months, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it makes its way onto ABC. Just take a look at “The Katering Show”.

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