Network 10 today confirmed details of a new eight-hour Australian original scripted drama, Paper Dolls.
Located in 2000, paper dolls follows the meteoric rise and fall of fictional girl group INDIGO – a manufactured pop group born from one of the first reality TV shows.
This new Australian drama is set to be co-produced by Belinda Chapple who rose to fame in 1999 as a member of the girl group Hinny on the Channel 7 reality series pop stars.
Desperate to escape their ordinary reality and with aspirations of pop stardom, five hopeful women step into the spotlight only to find their dream of fame is compromised by what it takes to get there.
As INDIGO unleashes the world for instant success and stardom, the girls’ connection to each other evolves from competition to confidants.
But their secrets threaten to tear the band apart, especially the machinations of a highly ambitious member who reenters the music industry for one specific reason: to implode the band and exact revenge on the label that wronged them.
The new drama is set to be produced by HELIUM’s Marc Fennessyand was created and written by Ainslie Clouston (Darby and Joan, Amazing Grace, Playing For Keeps,) and developed with Claire Phillips (RFDS, The Wrong Girl, Playing For Keeps),
Manufacturing on paper dolls is due to start in Sydney later this year and will premiere on Channel 10 in 2023.
Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer, Paramount Australia and New Zealand, Beverly McGarveynoted:
“We are delighted to have ordered another premium, entertaining and distinctive Australian drama from HELIUM. paper dolls is intended to be a captivating and engaging series.
With a sensational cast and an experienced creative team, this story will captivate audiences.
HELIUM Producer and Founder Mark Fennessy said:
“paper dolls is a deeply compelling women’s drama with a female-led creative team.
This dramatic and gripping series is defined by its unique blend of fun and daring – both gritty and ambitious, while spotlighting some of the freshest and most creative voices of this generation.