Friday, October 16, 2015

The Secret Life of Boys

The Secret Life Of Boys is a brand new interactive comedy drama which launches on the CBBC website and CBBC channel this November.

In the series 11 year old Ginger flies from Australia to the UK to spend the summer with four cousins she's never met before - how will she manage in a foreign country, with a new family?

Melbourne-based Erica Brown (represented by Gilchrist Managment in Australia) flew to Ireland to film the lead role of Ginger Boxwell, marking her TV drama debut.

Her cousins are played by 19 year old Neil Reynolds, who has previously appeared in comedy series The T-Boy Show.

15 year old Reece Buttery (represented by A&J Management), who starred in BBC Christmas drama Gangsta Granny, and plays Mo in CBBC's The Dumping Ground, plays Robbie.

12 year old Gene Gurie (represented by The Young Actors Theatre) plays Ethan in his first TV role.

And Joel Guy joins the cast as the youngest member of the family, Chris in his TV debut.

Arriving from Adelaide to a house full of boys, what Ginger doesn't realise is that Matt, Robbie, Ethan and Chris are just as nervous about it as she is. Like every boy, these boys have their share of secrets. Not only are they keeping them from Ginger and their parents, but also from each other! The boys discover that Ginger also has something she’s hiding. And it’s big. The game is afoot and they work tirelessly to uncover Ginger’s secret, all the while trying to protect their own. 

 The unique interactive format allows viewers to discover additional content, including character insights and hidden secrets, which will help piece together Ginger’s big secret; and extra punchlines which allow the user to re-live gags in new ways.

Aunt Corey is played by Elizabeth Bower and Uncle Bob by Grant Burgin.

The Secret Life of Boys is a Zodiak Kids Studio production for CBBC in the UK and ABC in Australia. It was written and created by Anthony Q Farrell, and produced and directed by Beryl Richards.

The episodes will start being released online ( from Monday 2 November, they will then be wrapped up as a TV omnibus edition on CBBC on Saturdays, starting from the 7 November. The series will air on ABC3 in Australia.

They have been a number of successful previous CBBC/international co-commissions:
Dead Gorgeous where British actress Poppy Lee Friar flew to Australia to film the 13-episode series, and Paradise Cafe, where British actors Holly Bodimeade and Pax Baldwin travelled to New Zealand and Rarotonga to film two series of the island-set comedy drama.

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