Production begins today in Melbourne on new 10 house-sharing drama Five Bedrooms.
Kat Stewart, Stephen Peacocke, Doris Younane, Katie Robertson, Roy Joseph, Kate Jenkinson and Hugh Sheridan will feature in the 8 part series from Hoodlum Entertainment (Secrets & Lies, Harrow, Tidelands).
Five Bedrooms tells the story of a group of very different people. With very different backgrounds. At very different stages of life. All bonded by where they found themselves seated at a wedding. The singles table. After a few too many champagnes (and wines and whiskeys and beers), the solution to all of their problems seems to be buying a house together. A really big, five bedroom house. How ridiculous, right? A recipe for disaster, surely? But the more they consider it, the more they realise that their alcohol infused idea actually has some merit.
Network 10’s Head of Drama, Rick Maier, said: “Who knew a singles table at a wedding could be this much fun? What happens next is the platform for a brilliantly original, sharp and contemporary series. We have our families, and we also have the random people we collect on the way.
“Writers Michael Lucas and Christine Bartlett have created a group of individuals we hope everyone can relate to. And it’s no surprise these scripts have been the draw-card for this outstanding ensemble. Hoodlum and Pino Amenta (Series Producer) will bring it all to life with a cracking production team and a definite spring in their step. Very much looking forward to this one. Five Bedrooms should be a treat.”
Hoodlum Entertainment’s Executive Producers, Nathan Mayfield and Tracey Robertson said: “Five Bedrooms has been a labour of love for Hoodlum and we are thrilled to see it come to life with this loveable cast. The series was inspired by the dream to own your own home and the harsh reality of being able to afford it.
“Five Bedrooms is a great platform for our fantastic characters to come together and find their place in this new unconventional family. We are excited to team up with writers Christine Bartlett and Michael Lucas and for the support of Network 10, Screen Australia, Film Victoria and Sky Vision who have been champions of this Australian drama from the outset.”
Screen Australia’s Head of Content, Sally Caplan said: “Hoodlum Entertainment have proven their ability to produce high quality drama series with both local and international appeal. The scripts are intelligent and relatable and I look forward to seeing this talented and diverse cast bring these characters to life.”