STRIFE on Binge -After a hugely successful launch, the team behind the critically acclaimed hit series STRIFE, which broke records to become BINGE’s biggest original series premiere of all time, has returned to the writers’ room for season two.
STRIFE has been a massive hit for BINGE across the platform including the biggest ever BINGE Original series launch for first day and first week viewing.
Produced by award winning production company Made Up Stories (Big Little Lies, Nine Perfect Strangers) in partnership with global film and TV studio FIFTH SEASON, the series tellsthe story of a modern, imperfect woman and publisher named Evelyn Jones (Asher Keddie) and her journey from lounge room blogger to becoming a force in women’s media.
Set in the dynamic and ever-changing world of publishing, digital media and its origins, the series is inspired by Mia Freedman’s memoir, ‘Work, Strife, Balance’, and is written by Australian screenwriter Sarah Scheller (The Letdown).
STRIFE stars acclaimed Australian actress Asher Keddie (Nine Perfect Strangers, Offspring) alongside an ensemble of established and up-and-coming talent including Matt Day, Jonathan LaPaglia, Tina Bursill, Emma Lung, Alex Dimitriades, Maria Angelico, Rhys Mitchell, Olivia Junkeer, BeBe Bettencourt, Bryony Skillington, Lucy Ansell, Darcy Tadich, Lincoln Younes and Willow Speers, with season one directed by Stuart Bowen.
Alison Hurbert-Burns, Executive Director, BINGE and Foxtel Group Content and Commissioning, said:
“STRIFE has connected with our audiences with Evelyn’s journey hitting a chord with viewers across the country.”
“STRIFE has seen audience growth faster than any other BINGE original, breaking records to become our biggest series launch for both first day and first week viewing and I am excited to see the writers, led by Sarah Scheller, back in the writers’ room to work on next season.”
Executive producers from Made Up Stories, Bruna Papandrea, Jodi Matterson and Steve Hutensky said:
“We couldn’t be more thrilled with how audiences have embraced STRIFE and fallen in love with Asher Keddie’s complicated, inimitable Evelyn Jones. Thanks to our partners at BINGE for supporting this story and bringing it to audiences across Australia and to our wonderful cast and crew, including the incredible Sarah Scheller and her writing team who are hard at work on season two.”
“It’s no surprise STRIFE is capturing a huge audience so quickly – it’s brilliantly fresh, beautifully shot and an authentic take on women juggling work, family, and relationships. The performances from Asher Keddie and the rest of the cast are incredible, and we’re thrilled people are engaging with our perfectly, imperfect characters,” added Prentiss Fraser, FIFTH SEASON’s President, TV Distribution.
STRIFE is commissioned by the Foxtel Group for BINGE and will also be available on Foxtel.
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