Class of ’07 begins production for Amazon Prime

High school reunion comedy features Emily Browning, Caitlin Stasey and Megan Smart.

New local comedy series Class of ’07 has begun production in Sydney for Amazon Prime Video.

The high-concept comedy by Matchbox Pictures, which centres around a high school reunion, will be filmed across multiple locations in New South Wales including Sydney, and stars Emily Browning (American Gods), Caitlin Stasey (Please Like Me), and Megan Smart (Home and Away).

The eight-part, half-hour series is created, written, and directed by Kacie Anning (Upload) and produced by Mimi Butler (Rush) for Matchbox Pictures.

The an all-female ensemble includes  Claire Lovering, Sana’a Shaik, Sarah Krndija, Steph Tisdell, Bernie Van Tiel, Chi Nguyễn , Emma Horn, Rose Flanagan and Debra Lawrance.

“We are thrilled to be working with the hugely talented Kacie Anning, and we are proud of our incredible cast who will bring this genre-busting, post-apocalyptic female-driven comedy to life,” said Erika North, head of Originals, Asia Pacific, at Amazon Studios. “At its heart, Class of ’07 lifts the lid on the unbreakable emotional connection of female friendships, enduring even under the most extraordinary circumstances. This series is our fourth scripted Australian Original to commence production and we are delighted to be partnering with Universal International Studios’ Matchbox Pictures and the producing team of Mimi Butler, Debbie Lee, and Alastair McKinnon.”

Kacie Anning, said, “I am excited to be underway on our all-female ensemble comedy, with our insanely talented cast and crew.”

Alastair McKinnon, managing director, Matchbox Pictures added: “Kacie and Mimi have assembled a knockout cast of incredibly talented women to bring the hilariously original Class of ’07 to life. In the fantastic team at Prime Video, we have truly found the perfect partners to bring Kacie’s singular and riotous vision to the world.”

Class of ’07 is a comedy rollercoaster about a never-ending high school reunion with life and death stakes. When an apocalyptic tidal wave hits during the 10-year reunion of an all-girls high school, a group of women must find a way to survive on the island peak of their high school campus. Like Lord of the Flies in cocktail dresses, the series follows a group of former classmates, now freshly entangled in decade-old drama, as they attempt to survive not just the apocalypse, but each other.

Class of ’07 has been commissioned by Amazon Studios and is produced by Matchbox Pictures, which is part of Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group. Matchbox Pictures’ Alastair McKinnon and Debbie Lee also serve as executive producers and Mimi Butler is producer. Class of ‘07 is supported by the NSW Government through Screen NSW’s Made in NSW fund.

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