Love Me (Australian TV series)
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Running time||30 Minutes|
|Original release||26 December 2021 –|
Love Me (styled: LOVE ME) is an Australian drama series and the first original production of streaming service Binge. Set in Melbourne, Victoria, Love Me is a story about love, loss and relationship complexity for the father, daughter and son of a contemporary, middle-class Australian family. Triggered by the death of the disabled mother, cared for by the father at home for some years, the three stumble in their lives, eventually finding themselves and each other.
The season one, six-part series is directed by Emma Freeman with lead writer Alison Bell, and writers Leon Ford, Adele Vuko and Blake Ayshford. Season two was announced in June 2022 and is scheduled to premierre on 6 April 2023.
The ensemble cast includes Hugo Weaving, Bojana Novakovic, William Lodder and Sarah Peirse along with Bob Morley, Heather Mitchell, Celia Pacquola, Mitzi Ruhlmann and Shalom Brune-Franklin.
Love Me is produced by Angie Fielder and Polly Staniford of Aquarius Films and Executive Produced by Michael Brooks and Hamish Lewis (Warner Bros.). Executive Producers for the FOXTEL Group are Brian Walsh, Alison Hurbert-Burns and Lana Greenhalgh.
Based on the acclaimed Swedish series, Älska mig, created by Josephine Bornebusch.
- Bojana Novakovic as Clara Mathieson
- Hugo Weaving as Glen Mathieson
- William Lodder as Aaron Mathieson
- Bob Morley as Peter K
- Heather Mitchell as Anita
- Sarah Peirse as Christine Mathieson
- Mitzi Ruhlmann as Jesse
- Shalom Brune-Franklin as Ella
- Celia Pacquola as Sacha
- John Augustine Sharp as Max
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|1||1||"Episode 1"||Emma Freeman||Alison Bell||December 26, 2021|
|2||2||"Episode 2"||Emma Freeman||Leon Ford||December 26, 2021|
|3||3||"Episode 3"||Emma Freeman||Blake Ayshford||December 26, 2021|
|4||4||"Episode 4"||Emma Freeman||Adele Vuko||December 26, 2021|
|5||5||"Episode 5"||Emma Freeman||Alison Bell||December 26, 2021|
|6||6||"Episode 6"||Emma Freeman||Leon Ford||December 26, 2021|
Love Me is a Warner Bros. International Television Production Australia production in association with Aquarius Films for the FOXTEL Group. Major production investment from Screen Australia and financed with support from Film Victoria through production investment and the Regional Location Assistance Fund. The series will be produced by Angie Fielder and Polly Staniford (Aquarius Films) and Executive Produced by Michael Brooks and Hamish Lewis (Warner Bros.) Brian Walsh, Alison Hurbert-Burns and Lana Greenhalgh (FOXTEL Group).
On the eve of the Australian TV Week 2022 Logie Awards, where Love Me received seven nominations, Binge announced a second season.
2022 Australian TV Week Logie Awards nominations: Most Outstanding Actor, Most Outstanding Drama Program, Most Outstanding Drama Series, Most Outstanding Supporting Actress, Grammy Kennedy Most Popular New Talent, Most Popular Actress, Most Popular Actor.
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