Kate Jenkinson, Sigrid Thornton and Alex Dimitriades star in the premiere of the heartwarming and powerful new drama series, Amazing Grace, on Wednesday, March 3, at 9.00pm on Nine and 9Now.
Behind the doors of St Brigid’s birthing centre is a captivating world of new life, love and deceit, and right at its heart is Grace (Kate Jenkinson), a beautifully flawed midwife whose world is turned upside down when Sophia (Alexandra Jensen), the daughter she gave up for adoption 17 years ago, arrives unannounced and pregnant.
Sophia’s arrival rocks Grace’s world and brings into question all the decisions that have brought her to this point in life.
While she struggles to come to terms with this bombshell, her midwifery family face challenges of their own: trainee Max (Ben O’Toole), an ex-army medic navigating his first day on the job; midwife Sasha (Kat Hoyos), secretly struggling with the emotional demands of the job; and unit manager Laney (Catherine Văn-Davies), who is in a tangled affair with hospital executive Paul (Luke Ford).
Grace’s messy world is further challenged by her complex relationship with her mother Diane (Sigrid Thornton), the demands of Sophia’s adoptive father Kirk (Alex Dimitriades) and her ex-husband Jim (Ben Mingay) wanting to sell the house from under her.
Relationships will be tested to the very core. Scarred by secrets, love and lies, can one new life unite this fractured family?
Produced by Playmaker Media for Nine, the Amazing Grace creative team includes writers Jonathan Gavin (Offspring), Ainslie Clouston (Playing For Keeps), writer and executive producer Sarah Smith (Love Child), set-up director and co-executive producer Shawn Seet (Love Child, Reckoning, Hungry Ghosts), directors Lucy Gaffy (Doctor Doctor, The Unlisted) and Sian Davies (Bloom, The Gloaming), producer Diane Haddon (The Commons, Reckoning, The Code) and executive producers David Maher and David Taylor (Love Child, Bloom, The Commons), plus Nine’s Head of Drama, Andy Ryan.
With major funding from Screen Australia in association with Screen NSW.