News from the awesome AntoniaPrebble.com. Antonia will be starring in a new TV3 series called The Blue Rose – an investigative drama series by the creators of Outrageous Fortune.
The press release for the series is below…
The Blue Rose – 13 x 1 hr TV Drama & Comedy (2012)
Distributor: All3Media International
A contemporary noir comedy-drama series from the creators of Outrageous Fortune
The Blue Rose is a new take on the investigative drama series. Set in the vibrant and chaotic heart of Auckland city, it’s about little people getting a go, flexing their muscle, striving for change, often against corporate giants. The kick-arse stories centre around two fresh characters – Jane and Linda – leaders of the Society of the Blue Rose, a group of PA’s and computer nerds who swear to fight for justice and fairness, even if they sometimes have to break the law to do so. It’s a series about what happens when the overlooked and underpaid take back a little power.
The Blue Rose showcases the talents of two of New Zealand’s top stars, Antonia Prebble and Siobhan Marshall (familiar to audiences as Loretta and Pascalle from Outrageous Fortune), The casting itself tells you this is no dark tragedy, or po-faced CSI. This is a chance to have fun with crime, institutional unfairness and set a few wrongs to right, but for our lead characters, it’s not without personal danger.
The Blue Rose is wish fulfilment. It’s aspirational for our audience, who’d like to change the world if they could, kick a little butt if they got the chance. It’s also about a truism we all recognise – the PA who can screw your day; the courier who can save your life.
The series has thrills and intrigue, but it’s also down to earth and funny.
ANTONIA PREBBLE Jane
SIOBHAN MARSHALL Linda
JENNIFER LUDLAM Sonya
RAJ VARMA Ganesh
MATT MINTO Simon
JAMES TREVENA-BROWN Charlie
ANNA JULLIENNE Krystle
Created by RACHEL LANG & JAMES GRIFFIN
Directors MARK BEESLEY, MICHAEL DUIGNAN, SIMON BENNETT, JOHN LAING
Producer CHRIS BAILEY