Australian TV TV

Secret Daughter, The (Channel 7 2016, Jessica Mauboy, Colin Friels)

Secret Daughter

In drama series The Secret Daughter pub singer Billie Carter finds herself in trouble, in a bid to get away from it she poses as the secret daughter of wealthy city hotelier Jack Norton. It’s a move that changes both their lives forever.

Brad Lyons, 7’s director of Network Production said of having singer Mauboy on board “Jessica Mauboy is an amazing talent and this is a terrific yarn full of warmth, humour and music.”

Speaking to the Screen Australia blog producer Karl Zwicky says the idea came from Screentime CEO Rory Callaghan, who “saw in Jess an absolute major star and an opportunity to make a really unique vehicle” for her. Well, when the opportunity came to frame a drama around Jess Mauboy, you’d have to be mad not to go for it, she’s actually got a fantastic onscreen personality that people possibly haven’t seen as much of until they see this show.”

Filming locations included Dungog, NSW and Sydney.

Secret Daughter

Jessica Mauboy as Billie Carter

production details
Australia / Channel 7 – Screentime / x60 minute episodes / Broadcast from Monday 3 October 2016 at 8.00pm

Executive producers: Greg Haddrick, Bob Campbell / Producer: Karl Zwicky

Jessica Mauboy as Billie Carter
David Field as Gus Carter
Matt Levett as Jamie Norton
Jared Turner as Chris Norton
Rachel Gordon as Susan Norton
Jordan Hare as Harriet Norton
Bonnie Sveen as Layla Chapple
Colin Friels as Jack Norton
Salvatore Coco as Bruno Rossi
J.R. Reyne as Dan Delaney
Erin Holland as Della Jensen
Libby Asciak as Rachel Rossi
Johnny Boxer as Lloyd Dobson
Terry Serio as Carmine
Harriet Gordon-Anderson as Zoe Menkell
Jeremy Ambrum as Shorty
Amanda Muggleton as Connie Di Maria
Renee Lim as Vivienne Hart
Ryan O’Kane as Charlie Stryver