ABC developing Goodwood drama

The team behind The Letdown are developing their first mystery / drama, set in a rural Aussie town in 1992.

Alison Bell and Sarah Scheller (The Letdown) are developing their first hour-long drama, Goodwood, for ABC and ABC Studios International.

Based on Holly Throsby’s best-selling debut novel the project is in development with producers Alice Bell and Claudia Karvan, with Imogen Banks executive producing under her Endemol Shine Banks banner.

Sally Riley at ABC and Keli Lee at ABC Studios International are also Executive Producers.

Goodwood is described as part-mystery, part coming-of-age-love-story, set in a small town in 1992, which is torn apart when two of its residents go missing.

Author Holly Throsby(pictured) says: “One of the central themes of Goodwood is the relationships between people, especially between strong women. It is so fitting, and an absolute dream for me, to have such an incredible group of women in charge of bringing my book to life on screen.”

Alice Bell said, “Holly has a knack for storytelling that lends itself perfectly to television and I’m excited to work alongside Sarah and Alison in realising their own version of Goodwood. Claudia and Imogen are my collaborative dream team and we are grateful to have the dedicated support of the ABC and ABC Studios International”.

Claudia Karvan, said: “The Goodwood production has so many of my favourite things: wonderful friends to work with, being Imogen Banks and Alice Bell; new friendships to develop . . . such as Holly Throsby, Alison Bell and Sarah Scheller; an Australian small rural town setting and a gripping mystery enhanced by a mobile phone-less nineties time period! I can’t wait until we get our collective teeth into it.”

Sally Riley, ABC’s Head of Drama, Comedy and Indigenous said, “This is such an exciting opportunity for us to bring this beloved Australian story to our ABC audiences. The story and characters penned by Holly Throsby are vivid and unique, we can’t wait to see Goodwood bought to life by such a stellar team.”

Keli Lee, ABC Studios International’s Managing Director of International Content, Platforms and Talent added, “We always love partnering with Sally Riley at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and we’re very excited to work with these amazing multi-talented women, Alice Bell, Claudia Karvan, Alison Bell, Sarah Scheller, and Imogen Banks to bring Holly Throsby’s book Goodwood to life as a TV series.”

3 Responses

  1. Is Goodwood the name of the town? Doesn’t sound very Aussie. My first impression was a new overseas crime show (to add to the thousands already produced), so I was surprised to see the names of the cast.

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