Canberra has had its fair share of political thrillers filmed in the national capital but not too many kids' shows based around what goes on up on the Hill.
That's all about the change, with the ABC and Screen Australia announcing production has begun on the 10-episode children's political comedy-drama, The PM's Daughter.
"Children's political comedy-drama" is not your average Logie category but ABC Children's Production head Libbie Doherty was confident The PM's Daughter "has the lot".
"Political intrigue, full-on teens, great fashion and, oh yes, life in The Lodge as imagined by a stellar team of Australian creatives," she said.
"We've had a lot of fun developing the series and are delighted to be launching the careers of this super cool cast. We wish them well as production kicks off and look forward to sharing the performances on screen soon."
The PM's Daughter follows Cat Parkes Pérez, a young activist whose relatively normal teen life is thrown into disarray when political turmoil strikes and Cat's mother is unexpectedly thrust into the role of prime minister.
As major disruptions begin to occur at Canberra landmarks - all seemingly designed to directly sabotage the prime minister - Cat and her new friends, Sadie and Ollie, set out to track down and unmask a rogue faction within a youth action group called ACTION UPRISING.
The clues will take them across every inch of the capital and lead them to investigate even their own schoolmates.
The PM's Daughter will be filmed in locations throughout Sydney and Canberra and broadcast on ABC ME next year.
It follows a fine tradition of political dramas filmed in the national capital including Secret City and Total Control alongside mainstream Hollywood blockbusters such as the recent Liam Neeson movie Blacknight.
Created by Tristram Baumber, The PM's Daughter will be helmed by set-up director Julietta Boscolo (Doctor, Doctor), alongside Erin White (Little Lunch) and Alana Hicks (Chicken).
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