Danny Brocklehurst drama Ten Pound Poms will star Michelle Keegan, Faye Marsay and Warren Brown. Filming has begun in Australia.
Keegan (pictured in Our Girl) will be reunited with Brocklehurst for the production, having worked with him on Sky comedy Brassic.
The six-part series, from Sex Education indie Eleven, is a co-production between BBC and Australian streaming service Stan.
Also starring are Australian actors Rob Collins (Mystery Road, Firebite), Leon Ford (Elvis, The Light Between Oceans), Declan Coyle (Long Black, Life of Jess), David Field (Shantaram, Preacher), Stephen Curry (Hounds of Love, The Castle), Hattie Hook (Savage River, Of An Age), Finn Treacy (The Portable Door, Young Rock) and Emma Hamilton (The Tudors, Mr Selfridge).
The series follows a group of Brits as they leave dreary post-war Britain in 1956 to embark on a life-altering adventure on the other side of the world. For only a tenner, they have been promised a better house, better job prospects and a better quality of life by the sea in sun-soaked Australia. But life down under isn’t exactly the idyllic dream the new arrivals have been promised. Struggling with their new identity as immigrants, we follow their triumphs and pitfalls as they adapt to a new life in a new country far from Britain and familiarity.
Danny Brocklehurst says: “Ten Pounds Poms demands an ensemble cast that we are always rooting for, actors we love and want to succeed…. This is my third outing with the wonderful Michelle Keegan and I’m positive we will make another winner together.”
Ten Pound Poms is produced by Eleven for BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK and Stan in Australia. Tommy Bulfin executive produces for the BBC and Amanda Duthie and Cailah Scobie for Stan. Joel Wilson and Jamie Campbell executive produce for Eleven, and Olivia Trench will co-executive produce the series. Joining Danny Brocklehurst on the writing team are Ryan Griffen, Smita Bhide and Ava Pickett. It is directed by Jamie Stone and Ana Kokkinos.
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) will distribute the series worldwide.
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