Japanese Wallpaper – Breathe In (feat. Wafia)
It wasn’t until I was re-watching the series five finale that I realised how incredibly beautiful and fitting this song was for potentially the last scene of Offspring ever.
Jess Moore you’ve done a superb job yet again!
Back for more? Two Offspring stars say they’re ready for season six…
Will Offspring come back for another season? There’s been no official statement from Network Ten, but season six of the hit drama is moving closer to a reality.
Two of the show’s biggest stars tell TV WEEK they’re ready to reprise their characters. Kat Stewart, who plays Billie Proudman, says she’s very keen to see Offspring return.
“I’d be very happy to do it again,” Kat, 41, confirms. “Anything is possible. They’re still talking behind the scenes.
“Certainly, I could play Billie. I love her. I’m sure if they got the team back together with all the great writers, it could be terrific.”
Season five ended on a high. And although some have commented it seemed final, Kat says there are still plenty of potential stories to tell.
“Those writers – honestly, they can do anything,” she says. “A lot of people thought the show was going to end when Don Hany left. And then with Patrick (Matt Le Nevez) dying, many thought, ‘Oh, no, how are they going to keep on going now?’
“But they keep on coming up with amazing material and I have absolute faith in them.”
The biggest obstacle the show faces is a financial one. Season six would take it beyond 65 episodes, meaning it would no longer be eligible for a 30 per cent tax rebate on costs.
Co-star Asher Keddie, 40, would also be happy to return.
“I love playing Nina and adore the show,” she admits. “There’s no secret about that.”
But Asher, who stars in upcoming Ten political drama Party Tricks, is pragmatic about season five possibly being Offspring’s last.
“I’m genuinely accepting [when shows finish],” she says. “I don’t really mourn things I have done in the past. I just feel, perhaps, that it was a wonderful time in my life, whatever project it may have been.”
For now, for those involved in the show, it’s just a matter of waiting until the bean counters figure things out.
“I’m waiting to hear, just like everybody else, how we’re going to move forward,” Asher says.
Party Tricks character David McLeod has a twitter account!
By Lara Sinclair
THE AUSTRALIAN SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 12:00AM
FANS keen for an early taste of Network Ten’s upcoming political drama Party Tricks can already follow the show’s two main characters, played by actors Asher Keddie and Rodger Corser, as they campaign on Twitter.
“The #Hawks 2013 season. Have watched this highlights package waaay too much!,” Corser’s character David McLeod (@davidmcleod) tweeted on Friday with a link to a Hawthorn clip on YouTube.
“I’d like to thank all students and staff at Richmond West Primary for a very warm welcome!” tweeted Keddie’s character, Victorian premier Kate Ballard (@kateballardMP) with a photo of Ballard with school children.
Ten is claiming a local first with a social media extension to the program, produced by Endemol, that has seen its main writer, Michael Lucas, help craft a program of social media interactions including in-character Twitter posts and “leaked” political attack-ads.
The move also represents a step away from multi-platform TV show extensions that involve development-heavy microsites or separate webisodes.
“Live” Q&As will also take place on Twitter in which some of the network’s reporters will participate by asking questions of Ballard and her opposing candidate on the show McLeod.
The tenplay app and website are home to the KateBallardMP.com.au and DavidMcLeod.TV campaign websites, which will house “official” campaign commercials, attack ads aimed at each other, newspaper articles from the campaign and compromising “leaked videos”.
Ten’s executive producer, digital, Vanessa Arden Wood said the political framework of the show made Twitter a logical multi-platform extension.
She said Facebook was likely to be a forum where fans could interact and comment on the show.
“This is an interesting experiment on Twitter,” she said. “It’s a way for the show to live on beyond the hour it’s on TV each week, and people will be able to get more insight into the characters and get a response from them.”
“We have the two Twitter handles on the show’s bus-stop posters, we have their campaign websites on tenplay and we’re looking to see if we can run a couple of the (political) ads on broadcast at the end of the episode,” Arden Wood said.
“You could build the most comprehensive microsite (for the show) but if people aren’t going to come to it, there’s no point.”
A Twitter spokesman said there had been limited experiments with in-character tweeting in Australia before.
“This is probably the biggest and most developed plan (for a character to tweet),”
Twitter’s head of television partnerships Tony Broderick said.
“Drama is still pretty much an evolving area,” he said. “What we’ve mostly seen on Twitter is fan and parody accounts. Hopefully will be a good case study globally.”
Party Tricks character Kate Ballard has a twitter account!
Kat Stewart plays the lead role in an exciting new Australian short film, “Flat Daddy”, produced in association with Screen NSW, and scheduled for release in November!
Check out some production stills of Kat, taken by photographer John Platt. See more at his website: http://www.johnplatt.com.au/
Anonymous said: Where can we watch behind the scenes episode 13 season 5? :)
I watched it on the series five DVD. It came out a few days ago here in Australia and it includes all the behind the scenes episodes.
For some reason the official TENplay website hasn’t yet uploaded episode thirteen. Thus I believe the only way you can watch it is if you purchase series five on DVD.
I’ve finally made a cover for my on-going Offspring fanfiction.
What would be going through your mind if you were suddenly in agony and later told you had gone into labour, when you didn’t even realise you were pregnant?
For young Jacqueline this is reality. Being only nineteen years of age she presents to the Robson Wing via Emergency with her partner Lucas. It is clear both are petrified and unprepared for what lies ahead.
How will Nina choose to handle these rare set of circumstances given she must do what’s right for both mother and baby?
If interested you can read the first chapter here: http://www.wattpad.com/48336154-not-as-planned-offspring-fanfic-1-priorities
The main character’s name is Nina and I have been thinking a while about potential surnames. The thing is, I have this lame urge for it to be Fitzpatrick. [Nina-Fits-Patrick.] Someone stop me from making a fool of myself. There has to be other suitable surnames out there. Do you have any suggestions?
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As soon as I opened the box I realised a massive miss-print on each of the four disks. Despite being programmed with the correct episodes, each disk states it includes episodes 1-4. This is obviously only correct on the first disk. I’m not complaining, it’s just fascinating. Just out of curiosity, everyone else’s copy has the same mistake right? I guess as long as they work that’s all that matters.
Also, I was finally able to watch ‘behind the scenes, episode thirteen’ and was thrilled to discover it was Asher’s turn in an behind the scenes episode. I was beginning to get worried she wasn’t going to feature in any for series five. Although I was disappointed when she began addressing the show as if it had finished for good. I think that’s pretty much a confirmation. If this does end up being the case I’ll just entertain myself by continuing to watch the DVDs and write many fan-fiction stories.
Apologies for this not being Offspring related but I said to beyondthewavves I’d post some pictures of my beautiful eight-year-old Cavoodle.
Meet Milo! (:
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beyondthewavves said: I would love a photo! Holy crap that's insane.. i'd just have that footage on loop for ever. What scene and stuff is it ahah? holy crap congrats man!
Thank you. I don’t have any lines or anything and my appearances during the airport scene in 5x13 are only for fractions of a second, thus it would be too short to place on loop.
Shall find a few adorable snaps of Milo to post for you. (:
Asher Keddie and Rodger Corser