Airdate: Paper Dolls
Extended look at fictional pop band Harlow, inspired by the phenomenon of PopStars' own Bardot.
New eight-part drama Paper Dolls will premiere on Paramount+ in early December.
The series around a fictional girl group, Harlow, is based on an original concept created by Belinda Chapple, former vocalist of PopStars phenomenon, Bardot.
At the cusp of the new millennium, five aspiring singers are thrust into the spotlight in pursuit of pop-stardom and fame. Never far from the watchful eye of the cameras, fans and critics, Harlow is born out of music reality television show ‘Pop Rush’, redefining pop culture in the process. However, the five young women must navigate the dark side of a glamourous industry determined to commodify them.
The ensemble cast includes Emma Booth (Glitch), Emalia (Australian Gangster), Naomi Sequeira (Evermoor Chronicles), Miah Madden (Redfern Now), Courtney Clarke (Last King of The Cross) and Courtney Monsma (Frozen the Musical), Thomas Cocquerel (The Gilded Age) and Ditch Davey (Spartacus). The cast also includes Carlos Sanson Jr. (Bump) and Ben Turland (Neighbours, Riptide).
Based on an original concept created by Belinda Chapple, created and written by Ainslie Clouston (Amazing Grace), with writers David Hannam (Darby and Joan), Marieke Hardy (Heartbreak High), Jenna Purcell, Sara Khan (Heartbreak High) and Thomas Wilson-White (Heartbreak High). Paper Dolls is directed by Tenika Smith (The Heights), Nina Buxton (Summer Love) and Erin White (Wellmania), produced by Jessica Carrera (Seriously Red) and Kerrie Mainwaring (Bali 2002), executive produced by Mark Fennessy (Last King of The Cross) and Belinda Chapple, and Sophia Mogford (Paramount+) with Alexander Pettaras (Last King of The Cross) as associate producer.
Paper Dolls is a Helium Pictures production for Paramount +, with major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Screen NSW. Entertainment One (eOne) handles the international distribution for Paper Dolls outside Australia.
Premieres Sunday, 3 December then weekly on Paramount+.