10’s 2019 Pilot Week, to be held in September.
More details have been announced for Part Time Private Eyes featuring Heidi Arena (Little Lunch, Thank God You’re Here) and Nicola Parry (The Hollowmen, Thank God You’re Here).
The comedy produced by CJZ sees the pair star as two primary school mums who, in-lieu of part time work during school hours, engage in freelance detective work for quick cash.
The cast also features Nadine Garner (Mr Black, The Doctor Blake Mysteries), Alex Papps (Play School, Time of Our Lives) and Sophie Katinis (Underbelly, Out of the Blue).
Parry and Arena said: “We are thrilled to be collaborating with CJZ and Network 10 on Part Time Private Eyes; a comedy inspired by our own lives and friendship and the relentless 9-3 work/school juggle. We also love the idea that anyone, no matter where they are in life, can ‘re-invent’ themselves.”
CJZ Director of Production and Producer Toni Malone said: “Heidi and Nicola are an amazing comedy team who we’ve wanted to work with for ages. They are fantastic together and their relationship and physical comedy is a pleasure to watch.”
In the pilot, enthusiastic mother-of-three Val ropes reluctant best friend Alex, a single mum and ex-corporate marketing executive, into investigating a suspected cheating husband.
They throw themselves into an energetic investigation all between the hours of 9 and 3 (school hours), complete with disguises, stakeout donuts and farcical spy references.
Will they catch their suspect in his tracks? Or will their ruse give way and reveal Val’s mid-life crisis? Or single mum Alex’s failing mortgage repayments?
Pilot Week dates will be announced soon.