‘Seachange: Paradise Reclaimed': Meet the dynamic cast of the Australian dramedy coming to Acorn TV
This 2019 reboot of the award-winning 1990s Australian drama series takes place 20 years after its final season
'Seachange,' an Australian TV show aired from 1998 to 2000 with three series on the ABC network and moved to the Nine Network in 2019 for its fourth series. Created by Andrew Knight and Deborah Cox and directed by Michael Carson, Series 4 'Seachange: Paradise Reclaimed' is now set to premiere on Acorn TV on June 1 in the United States and the United Kingdom.
This 2019 reboot of the award-winning 1990s Australian drama series takes place 20 years after its final season where we see Laura Gibson (Sigrid Thornton) go through the breakup of her marriage and losing her job. She decides to return to Pearl Bay and wants to re-connect with her daughter Miranda Gibson (Brooke Satchwell) who's ready to give birth to a child her mother has no idea about. Viewers will get into the nitty-gritty of Pearl Bay as it's being threatened with shady land deals, as Laura learns that her relationship with her family and town is special.
Here’s what you need to know about the main cast members of 'Seachange'.
Sigrid Thornton as Laura Gibson
Sigrid is considered to be an icon of the Australian screen and is known for her roles in 'Prisoner' (1979–80), 'All the Rivers Run' (1983), 'Wentworth' (2016–2018), 'Paradise' (1988–91), 'The Man from Snowy River' (1982), 'Street Hero' (1984) and 'Face to Face' (2011). Her impact on Australian entertainment has made her the face behind the phenomenon called 'Sigrid Factor' coined by Bernard Salt in his book 'The Big Shift' where he revealed that the towns that shot movies in which Sigrid was featured have "prospered" since the movie's release, referring to the Riverland from 'All the Rivers Run' and the coast in 'Seachange.'
Born to Merle Thornton, a leading figure in Australian feminism, Sigrid is also known for her advocacy to causes such as World Vision, the Royal Children's Hospital, Vision Australia, and Reach Foundation. Her family includes some other big names as she is the daughter-in-law of director Tim Burstall and sister-in-law of cinematographer Dan Burstall.
Brooke Satchwell as Miranda Gibson
Satchwell is an Australian actress, model, and environmental spokesperson who began her career in 1994 when she modeled in a few ads on television. After getting herself an agent, Satchwell auditioned and won the part of Anne Wilkinson in 'Neighbours' (1996-2000) — she played Anne for five years. The actress' first lead role came in 2008 with the part of Tiffany in 'Subdivision' which released in 2009 after which Satchwell became part of the 'Packed to the Rafters' cast in the role of Frankie Calasso.
In the year 2014, Satchwell was part of the comedy show 'Dirty Laundry Live' (2013-2015) and also played Grace Barnes in 'Wonderland' (2013-2015). Her other works include her role as Tina Longmore in 'Jack Irish' (2016) and as Ally in 'Mr Inbetween' (2018-2019).
Darren McMullen as Findlay Knox
McMullen is a Scottish-Australian television, radio presenter, music journalist, and critic and is most popularly known to be a co-host of 'The Voice Australia'. His other gigs include being a host for Nine Networks ' Commercial Breakdown' in 2009, Seven Network's 'Minute to Win It' in 2010, and NBC's ' Love in the Wild.' His other works include 'House Husbands,' and being the host on 'Big Music Quiz'. In 2019, McMullen was also part of the first season of 'The Masked Singer Australia' as the prawn.
You can watch the trailer for Series 4 of the show here.
Catch Series 4 of 'Seachange: Paradise Reclaimed' on June 1, 2020, on Acorn TV.