Three-way drama battle looming
Updated: Viewers may have to choose between not two -but three- local dramas in the same timeslot.
It never rains but it pours.
For the first half of the year Free to Air viewers were languishing without many new dramas series aside from those on ABC.
For weeks -even months- commercial networks relied on Home and Away and Neighbours to keep their drama quotas going. Now it appears three new dramas are set to battle one another on Wednesday nights.
Nine has confirmed Doctor Doctor to premiere at 8:30pm Wednesday September 14 -up against TEN’s Offspring season final.
Update: TEN has confirmed The Wrong Girl will take up the Offspring slot on Wednesday September 28 following The Bachelorette.
Now SBS has confirmed its only 2016 drama Deep Water (pictured) will premiere at 8:30pm Wednesday October 5th. Part 2 airs the next night against The Code finale. The 4 part contemporary drama from Blackfella Films is inspired by Sydney’s gay hate crimes of the 1980s / 90s.
The cast features Yael Stone, Noah Taylor, William McInnes, Danielle Cormack, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, Simon Burke, Ben Oxenbould and Dan Spielman.
Dates for The Secret Daughter, Brock and Hyde & Seek are yet to be confirmed.