As recently tipped by TV Tonight, the 6 part drama will be produced by John Edwards and Imogen Banks for Southern Star Entertainment. It is created by Michael Lucas.
Gold Logie winner Keddie will star as Kate Ballard, a committed and rigorous politician whose victory seems assured until a shock new opposition leader, popular television and radio personality David McLeod (Corser), is selected.
According to the press release, “As the drama unfolds, it is revealed that several years ago Kate and David had a secret, tumultuous affair. To the world at large, David and Kate offer a compelling battle of style versus substance, but a paranoid Kate fears that their complicated romantic history is a trump card waiting to be played. Played out on a grand scale, Party Tricks becomes a cat-and-mouse game which culminates in an election night finale.”
TEN Executive Producer, Drama, Rick Maier, said: “Party Tricks is a compelling star vehicle for two of our very best actors, written and developed by the best production team in the business. If you like smart, funny, romantic drama, this is the show for you.”
Producer Imogen Banks said: “Politics, power and sex – what better elements for a big, juicy story? I cannot wait to make it.”
The drama will be filmed in Melbourne with the assistance of Screen Australia and Film Victoria and will air on TEN in 2014.