BINGE announces new original drama commission Mix Tape

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BINGE today announced a new original drama commission, Mix Tape - an international co-production between the Foxtel Group, acclaimed Australian production company, Aquarius Films and one of Ireland’s leading TV and film production companies, Subotica. Mix Tape is supported by Screen Australia and Screen Ireland.

Mix Tape is a four-part event miniseries adapted from the popular and critically acclaimed novel by Jane Sanderson. Beginning in Sheffield, England in 1989 with Daniel and Alison’s all-encompassing teenage romance, forever etched in their memories through the music of their generation. To the modern day reality of their adult relationships, now living on opposite sides of the world.

A new chapter begins for Daniel and Alison when they reconnect through a song from their shared past and explore their burning curiosity to understand if this is the love, and life, they were meant to have.

Alison Hurbert-Burns, Executive Director Commissioning, Content and BINGE said: “We’re searching for stories that take our audience into a world they can lose themselves in but also be challenged by, and Mix Tape is a nostalgic, music filled love story that will jump off the screen and make you say, what if?

“A co-production allows us to tell this Australian and international story at a scale that will capture the audience's imagination and reinforces our commitment to creating premium, must-watch original stories.”

Aquarius Films’ Angie Fielder and Polly Staniford, and Subotica’s Aoife O’Sullivan and Tristan Orpen Lynch, said: “Mix Tape will take us back in time to that intoxicating feeling of first love. It’s a classic boy-meets-girl love story with a banging soundtrack that will tug at the heartstrings and have audiences reminiscing and asking themselves: What if you had a second chance at first love?”

Screen Australia’s Head of Content Grainne Brunsdon said: “Mix Tape hits all the right notes – a tender tale of young love, nostalgia, friendship and celebrates the power of music. What’s not to love? We’re thrilled to partner with BINGE on this delightful series, which is bound to become a favourite with audiences – especially those who love a good soundtrack. ”

Andrew Byrne, Head of Television at Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, said: “Screen Ireland is delighted to support Mix Tape, an Irish/Australian co-production written by acclaimed Irish writer Jo Spain. We're proud to continue supporting Irish talent and the production of high-end TV drama; working closely with international commissioners and film agencies to tell original stories like this for audiences at home and around the world.”

Mix Tape is written by Jo Spain (Taken Down; Sanditon), and will be directed by Australian Director Lucy Gaffy (Totally, Completely Fine; Irreverent). The series will be produced by Angie Fielder and Polly Staniford for Aquarius Films and Aoife O’Sullivan and Tristan Orpen Lynch for Subotica. Executive Producers are Alison Hurbert-Burns, Lana Greenhalgh, Miranda Culley and Clare Mirabello. Major production investment from the Foxtel Group in association with Screen Australia and Screen Ireland. International sales by Eccho Rights.

Mix Tape is commissioned by the Foxtel Group for customers of Foxtel and BINGE.