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Director: Catherine Millar, Jennifer Leacey

Producer: Helen Bowden, Paul Watters

Executive Producer: Jason Stephens, Rick Maier

Writer: Sarah Walker, Jonathan Gavin

Cast: Laura Carmichael, Jessica De Gouw, Michael Dorman, Ryan Corr, Michael Sheasby, Cariba Heine

Genres: Drama


6 x 47 mins

The Secrets She Keeps
Two women have a chance encounter in a supermarket in an affluent Sydney suburb. They are the same age, both heavily pregnant and due at the same time. Meghan (Jessica De Gouw) is a glamorous online ‘influencer’ on the rise with an ambitious television sports reporter husband Jack (Michael Dorman). Agatha (Laura Carmichael) works in the supermarket as a shelf stacker.

Although they live near each other, the two women’s lives could not be more different ... Agatha is a loner, barely subsisting above the poverty line. She’s ecstatic to be pregnant, pinning all her hopes and dreams on this much longed-for ‘miracle baby’. Yet the father of her child, Hayden (Michael Sheasby), a sailor on active duty, remains oblivious to her condition.

Meghan is a sophisticated mother-of-two who uses her website to reframe her imperfect life into a glossier, more aspirational existence. Despite posting enthusiastically about her pregnancy to her avid followers, including Agatha, behind closed doors this third baby is putting pressure on a strained marriage.

Both women have secrets. And both will risk everything to conceal the truth. But their worlds are about to collide in one shocking act that cannot be undone.

Comapny name: Lingo Pictures
Launched in mid-2015, Lingo Pictures is owned by Helen Bowden and Jason Stephens, two of Australia’s most prolific and highly awarded television drama producers.

Most recently, Lingo delivered The Secrets She Keeps, an adaptation of the bestselling novel by award-winning author Michael Robotham. It now one of Australia’s most successful drama exports, selling to the BBC and Sundance Now, among numerous other major international territories. Its premiere was BBC1’s highest Monday night launch of the year, reaching 3.1 million viewers and beating out Normal People at 2.2 million.

In 2019, Lingo completed Upright, a co-production for Foxtel Australia and Sky UK starring Tim Minchin. Rated 8.5 on IMDB, it has received ardent critical and audience acclaim – when released in the US James Cordon told his viewers it would be their ‘new favourite show on television.’ Upright was Foxtel’s most successful 2019 launch in 2019 and Sky UK’s fourth most-watched premiere over the last three years.

DCD Rights manages international distribution

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