The Secret Daughter starring Jessica Mauboy will premiere on Channel 7 on Monday 3 October after X Factor it has been announced.
The ARIA and AACTA award-winning singer and actress leads the cast as Billie Carter, a part- time country pub singer whose life changes forever after a chance meeting with wealthy city hotelier Jack Norton, played by acting great Colin Friels. Bonnie Sveen (Home and Away) plays Billie’s best friend Layla.
The feel-good drama also stars Matt Levett (A Place To Call Home, Devil’s Playground), David Field (Catching Milat, No Activity), Rachel Gordon (Winter, The Moodys, Blue Heelers), Salvatore Coco (Catching Milat, The Principal), Jared Turner (The Almighty Johnsons, The Shannara Chronicles) and outstanding newcomer Jordan Hare.
Supporting cast members include former Miss World Australia Erin Holland, J.R. Reyne (Neighbours), Libby Asciak (Here Come The Habibs), Johnny Boxer (Fat Pizza vs Housos), Terry Serio (Janet King), Jeremy Ambrum (Cleverman, Mabo) and Amanda Muggleton (City Homicide, Prisoner).
The Secret Daughter is a Screentime, a Banijay Group company, production for Channel Seven produced with the financial assistance of Screen Australia and Screen NSW.
Sony Music Entertainment Australia will release a Jessica Mauboy album entitled The Secret Daughter including covers and original songs featured in the series.