TEN to unveil The Wrong Girl later this month
Jessica Marais in The Wrong Girl.
Network Ten has announced its new Aussie drama, The Wrong Girl, based on the book by Zoë Foster Blake, will premiere on September 28.
The show follows the life of 29-year old breakfast television producer Lily Woodward, played by Jessica Marais (Love Child, Packed to the Rafters).
“I’m thrilled to bring the character of Lily Woodward to life. She is fun, confident, determined, quick to react and disarmingly charismatic. I hope audiences love her as much as I do,” said Marais.
“It has been a pleasure working with the exceptional cast and crew, and I’m incredibly proud to be involved in this fresh and exciting new drama”.
Marais will be joined by a cast that includes Craig McLachlan, Kerry Armstrong, Madeleine West, Hamish Blake, Doris Younane, Steve Vizard, Rob Collins, Ian Meadows, Hayley Magnus, Kevin Harrington, Leah Vandenberg, Christie Whelan Browne, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, David Woods and Cecelia Peters.
Ten’s head of drama Rick Maier said the network had waited years to find the “right vehicle” for Marais and it was a joy to welcome her.
“If you’ve ever wondered what happens behind the scenes on a morning breakfast show, then this is the show for you. The Wrong Girl is fresh, funny, romantic and – we hope – does justice to Zoë Foster Blake’s brilliant book,” said Maier.
Foster Blake said she couldn’t wait for Australia to see The Wrong Girl.
“It and Jessica Marais in particular are everything I hoped for: funny, heartfelt, relevant and authentic."