New drama pilot Sisters set for audience test

Exclusive: Endemol Shine Banks has filmed a new pilot for TEN about three women who find out they’re related later in life.


EXCLUSIVE: A new drama Pilot has been filmed for TEN by Endemol Shine Banks, under the working title Sisters.

TV Tonight understands the plot revolves around three women who find out they’re related later in life, with Barry Otto playing their dying father.

After completing filming for Offspring producer Imogen Banks (Offspring, Tangle, Puberty Blues, Gallipoli, The Beautiful Lie) was busy with the feature length pilot, directed by Emma Freeman.

Longtime producing partner John Edwards has previously filmed pilots drawing upon the crews of ongoing shows -the Rush pilot was filmed on the back of The Secret Life of Us (he is not involved with this project).

Sisters is due to start audience testing soon, a good move given not all TV dramas are piloted and tested before getting the green light.

Producers and TEN declined to comment.

TEN’s 2017 Upfronts will be held in early November.

4 Responses

  1. Audience testing should indicate whether these are issues or whether people respond to the content. Networks are well aware of the kind of Demos advertisers are interested in. We’ll be seeing far more female-skewing projects as a result of Screen Australia gender push anyway.

  2. Nothing new here. I think we’ve already covered this ground with shows like McLeod’s Daughters, Winners & Losers, Tangle, Love My Way and Offspring. We have The Wrong Girl and The Secret Daughter just about to start and quite a few other female-centric dramas recently. Time for something different.

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