Paramount + Greenlights Australian Original ‘Paper Doll’ – The Hollywood Reporter
Paramount+ continues to add to its growing list of original TV series, announcing on Saturday the green light for Paper dollsan Australian television series about the rise and fall of Indigo, a fictional girl band.
Australia’s Helium Pictures will produce the eight-hour scripted series for Network 10 and Paramount + Australia.
Set in the year 2000, Paper dolls consider an all-female pop group produced, Indigo, born out of one of Australia’s first reality TV shows. Five talented and hopeful young girls find their dreams of becoming a pop star seem to come true overnight, only to find the moral compromises needed to achieve that menacing stardom. will separate them. Fictional story inspired by the true story of Australian pop band Bardot, an Australian girl group formed in 1999 on the Australian reality television series Pop star.
Ainslie Clouston (Amazing Grace) created and wrote Paper dollsdevelop the program alongside development with Claire Phillips (Play for Keeps), Belinda Chapple, one of the original members of Bardot, will serve as executive producer on Paper dolls. Helium’s Mark Fennessy will produce. Fennessy is called Paper dolls “A deeply engaging, female-oriented drama with a female-led creative team” defined “by its unique combination of fun and edge – two parts grit and aspiration.” Equal”.
Paramount will introduce the series to buyers at this year’s MIPTV television market, kicking off in Cannes on April 3.
Produced on Paper dolls will open in Sydney later this year with a release scheduled for 2023.