As the panel vans get parked into place in Cronulla, Network Ten has announced that Ashleigh Cummings and Brenna Harding will play the lead characters of Debbie and Sue in its new series of Puberty Blues.
The 1970’s novel, written by Gabrielle Carey and Kathy Lette, is about two 13-year-old girls from the Sutherland Shire, in Sydney’s south. The book gained notoriety for its explicit depiction of underage sex and drug-taking within the “surfie” culture and was made into a film in 1981.
The eight-part coming-of-age TV series for Network Ten will also star well-known Aussie actors including Claudia Karvan, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, Susie Porter, Dan Wyllie, Susan Prior and Rodger Corser.
The series, which is being produced by Southern Star producer John Edwards and Imogen Banks, who created Offspring, will start filming on April 10.