The ABC in association with Screen Australia as announced production has commenced in Albany, Western Australia, on Itch – a 10-part children’s live-action adventure series produced for ABC ME by independent film and TV producer Komixx Entertainment and distributed worldwide by ABC Commercial.
Directors Renée Webster (The Heights) and Nicholas Verso (Nowhere Boys, Boys in the Trees) lead a cast of relative newcomers, the majority of whom are from Perth. The cast includes Samuel Ireland, Melanie Wozniak, Charles Russell, Kylah Day, Harrison Popple, Henry Mendez and Keala Kern.
Filming will take place across Albany and the Great Southern Region of Western Australia, as well as Perth.
The Itch series is the TV adaptation of former BBC 2 Radio broadcaster Simon Mayo’s best-selling teen novel of the same name. It was developed for television by Komixx Entertainment’s head of development, Melanie Halsall and writer Dan Berlinka (The A List), who both hold series writing credits alongside Ron Elliott, Heather Wilson, Jessica Brookman and Roger Monk.
Producers are Amanda Morrison (The Art of Ian Strange), Tania Chambers (A Few Less Men) and Melanie Halsall. Jan Stradling is the ABC executive producer.