A marriage, mystery and a potential murder are set to take place on 10’s new Australian drama Riptide premiering Wednesday, 28 June at 8:40 pm on 10 and 10 Play.
Filmed exclusively in Victoria in the coastal district of Mount Eliza and the leafy Dandenong Ranges, Riptide traces the life of newlywed single mum Alison (Jo Joyner) who marries the older and wealthier Sean (Peter O’Brien) and moves into a home by the ocean, along with her teenage daughter Hannah (Asher Yasbincek). But there’s tension builds as Sean’s adult son, Ethan (Benny Turland), is against the marriage.
Despite the obstacles, the happy couple are determined to navigate a future together, until tragedy strikes. Alison’s life is plunged into despair when her husband vanishes after a morning surf. Did he get caught in a dangerous riptide – or is there more to his disappearance than meets the eye?
Joining Jo Joyner is English actor Ciaran Griffiths (Ghost Seekers, Shameless), Australian actors Peter O’Brien (Neighbours, Winter, Unusual Suspects), Ally Fowler (Neighbours, Wentworth), Pia Miranda (Mustangs FC, Wentworth), David Berry (A Place Called Home, Outlander), rising stars Benny Turland (Neighbours, Home and Away), Asher Yasbincek (The Heights), Yazeed Dahar (The Hunting, Safe Harbour) and newcomers Sonya Suares and Benjamin Samaddar.
Created, written and executive produced by Jason Herbison (Neighbours, Lie With Me, Always Greener) and directed by Australia Directors’ Guild Award recipient, Scott Major (Lie With Me, Neighbours) with writing from Margaret Wilson, Anthony Ellis (Wentworth, McLeod’s Daughters, Stingers) and produced by Natalie Mandel (Neighbours, Wanted, Packed to the Rafters) with intimacy coordinator Michala Banas (Wentworth, The Newsreader, Deadloch).
Riptide received financial investment from VicScreen and Fremantle will distribute the series internationally.
Riptide premieres Wednesday, 28 June at 8:40 pm on 10 and 10 Play.