Narrated by Asher Keddie
First episode date 15 August 2010
Opening theme "When We Swam"
Network Network Ten
|Created by Debra OswaldJohn EdwardsImogen Banks|
Starring Asher KeddieKat StewartDon HanyDeborah MailmanEddie PerfectLinda CropperRichard DaviesMatthew Le NevezLachy HulmeJohn WatersJane HarberIdo DrentBen BarringtonPatrick Brammall
Theme music composer Thao with the Get Down Stay Down
Awards Gold Logie Award for Best Personality on Australian Television
Cast Asher Keddie, Kat Stewart, Eddie Perfect, Matthew Le Nevez, Deborah Mailman
Offspring season 1 promo
Offspring is an Australian television drama/comedy series which premiered on Network Ten on 15 August 2010. Offspring is centred on 30-something obstetrician Nina Proudman and her family and friends, as they navigate the chaos of modern life. It is filmed in Melbourne's inner north. The show mixes conventional narrative drama and comedy with flashbacks, graphic animation and fantasy sequences.
- Offspring season 1 promo
- Current supporting cast
- Past supporting cast
- Offspring The Nurses
Debra Oswald wrote the series with John Edwards and Imogen Banks producing with Southern Star Entertainment. Offspring was originally conceived as a two-hour telemovie for Ten, but was spun off into a 13 episodes series after television executives were impressed by the quality of the telemovie. The second season began on 16 May 2011, with a double episode premiere.
Offspring was renewed for its fourth and fifth seasons on 12 July 2012.
On 3 October 2014, John Edwards confirmed that Offspring would not return for a sixth series in 2015, due to Ten's cost-cutting measures in its production division. On 30 August 2015, the Herald Sun reported that a sixth season of Offspring would be made - returning after a two-year hiatus.
On 20 September 2015, Ten confirmed that Offspring would return for a sixth season in 2016. Production for the series began on 25 April 2016 and filmed through to June 2016. Series 6 premiered at 8.30 PM on 29 June 2016.
Most of the cast returned, although John Waters, who plays Darcy Proudman, is one exception. Two new cast members, Underbelly: Razor's cast-member T. J. Power as lawyer Will Bowen and Love My Way star Dan Wyllie as Dr Angus Freeman.
On 4 November 2016, the series was renewed for a seventh season set to air in 2017. Production for the series began in March 2017 in Melbourne.
Current supporting cast
Past supporting cast
The series is filmed in Melbourne's inner-north around the suburb of Fitzroy and is produced by John Edwards and Imogen Banks who also co-produce Tangle. John Edwards was responsible for such successes as Police Rescue, The Secret Life of Us, Love My Way, and Dangerous - also produced with Imogen Banks, and has more recently been producing Rush for Seriously Ten.
Offspring: The Nurses
A web series titled Offspring: The Nurses began in 2010 on the official Offspring website. It follows nurses Kim (Alicia Gardiner) and Zara (Jane Harber) from the original series and also stars Benedict Hardie, Julia Grace, Laura Gilham, Carl Nilsson Polias, Jodie Sheehy and Matthew Heyward as fellow staff members of the Hospital. Some cast members from the original series have also starred as well.
A second web series follows Zara (Jane Harber) and this time Justina Noble as Nurse Tyra. Series 2 also starred Benedict Hardie, Harry Milas, Josh Price, Natalie Kaplan, Sonja Kowanjko and Kate Hopkins. While Richard Davies and Lachy Hulme also made guest appearances.