Ten has revealed it’s cast for new drama Party Tricks.Starring Asher Keddie and Rodger Corser, Party Tricks chronicles Premier Kate Ballard’s (Asher Keddie) campaign to win the next state election. A committed and rigorous politician, Kate’s victory seems assured until the opposition announces a shock new candidate, popular television and radio personality David McLeod (Rodger Corser).
As the drama unfolds, it is revealed that several years ago Kate and David had a secret, tumultuous affair. Is the affair a political trump card waiting to be played?
Party Tricks boasts a stellar Australian cast including Adam Zwar (The Agony of Life, Rush) as Trevor Bailey; Angus Sampson (Paper Giants: Magazine Wars, Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War) as Wayne Duffy; Colin Moody (Something In The Air) as Geoff Ballard; Kaiya Jones (The Saddle Club, Neighbours) as Matilda McLeod; Oliver Ackland (Cloudstreet, The Slap) as Tom Worland; Doris Younane (Rake, Fat Tony & Co.) as Paula Doumani; and emerging new talent Charlie Garber as Oliver Parkham and Ash Ricardo as Charlotte Wynn.
Party Tricks is a six-part series produced by Imogen Banks and John Edwards It is created by Michael Lucas.
Network Ten Head of Drama, Rick Maier said: “Imogen Banks and John Edwards have brought together the best of the best for this exciting new series, while Michael Lucas has created the perfect star vehicle for Asher and Rodger. “Party Tricks is smart, sexy and, most importantly, a wildly entertaining ride. It is possible we will never look at our leaders the same way again.”
Imogen Banks said: “We’re grateful to the country’s politicians for living a reality that is far stranger than anything we could dream up. But it’s our enormous pleasure to try.”
Party Tricks is coming to Ten in 2014.