Joining the cast are Adam Zwar as Trevor Bailey, Angus Sampson as Wayne Duffy, Colin Moody as Geoff Ballard, Kaiya Jones as Matilda McLeod, Oliver Ackland as Tom Worland, Doris Younane as Paula Doumani and newcomers Charlie Garber as Oliver Parkham and Ash Ricardo as Charlotte Wynn.
TEN Head of Drama, Rick Maier said: “Imogen Banks and John Edwards have brought together the best of the best for this exciting new series, while Michael Lucas has created the perfect star vehicle for Asher and Rodger.
“Party Tricks is smart, sexy and, most importantly, a wildly entertaining ride. It is possible we will never look at our leaders the same way again.”
Imogen Banks said: “We’re grateful to the country’s politicians for living a reality that is far stranger than anything we could dream up. But it’s our enormous pleasure to try.”
Party Tricks chronicles Premier Kate Ballard’s (Asher Keddie) campaign to win the next state election. A committed and rigorous politician, Kate’s victory seems assured until the opposition announces a shock new candidate, popular television and radio personality David McLeod (Rodger Corser).
As the drama unfolds, it is revealed that several years ago Kate and David had a secret, tumultuous affair. Is the affair a political trump card waiting to be played?
Party Tricks is a six-part series produced by Imogen Banks and John Edwards for Endemol Australia and Network Ten with the assistance of Screen Australia and Film Victoria. It is created by Michael Lucas.
It airs later this year.