Mustangs FC

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Mustangs FC
Genre
Created by
Directed by
Starring
Narrated byCelia Pacquola
Composer(s)Bryony Marks
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes15
Production
Executive producer(s)Debbie Lee
Producer(s)
CinematographyKath Chambers
Running time24 minutes
Production company(s)Matchbox Pictures
DistributorNBCUniversal International Television Production
Release
Original networkABC Me (2017-present)
Picture format16:9 HD
Audio formatStereo
Original release11 October 2017 (2017-10-11) –
Present (Present)
External links
Website

Mustangs FC is an Australian comedy drama TV series aimed at young teenagers and starring Emmanuelle Mattana as the lead character. The show is set in suburban Australia, and focuses on Mustangs FC, an all-girls soccer team, and focuses on Mattana's character, Marnie, who lives with her mother, Jen (played by Pia Miranda), her mother's boyfriend, Kev, and Kev's daughter, Lara, as well as Marnie's friends and teammates. Launched on International Day of the Girl in 2017,[1] the show explores the relationship between team members, and the struggle to be taken seriously as an all-girls team. The show is airing in the US on Universal Kids.[2]

Mustangs FC was created by Amanda Higgs and Rachel Davis and produced by Davis and Higgs, with Debbie Lee serving as executive producer. The show was produced by Matchbox Pictures for ABC Me alongside the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Screen Australia in association with Film Victoria.[2] In October 2017, the show was nominated for Best Children's television series at the AACTA Awards[3] Mustangs FC was renewed for a second season on 29 June 2018, and aired on 1 January 2019.

Cast and characters[edit]

Supporting[edit]

  • Martha Berhane as Freya
  • Hayet Dabbouss as Hanifa
  • Tara Jakubowskij as Willow
  • Lottie Van Vijick as Alex
  • Emily Carnibella as Simone
  • Chelsea Ford as Magda
  • Georgia Kirby as Trinity
  • Jessica Faulkner as Madison
  • Christie Whelan as Terry
  • Fiona Choi as Cindy
  • Mike McLeish as Sam
  • Catherine Glavicic as Alicia
  • Luke Christopoulos as Tom
  • Ellmir Asipi as Hamet
  • Clare Chihambakwe as Michelle
  • Sophie Ashdowne as Summah
  • Mitchell Lockhart as Miles
  • Phoenix Raei as Lachy
  • Rhett Shreuder as Jasper
  • Tharanya Tharan as Zee
  • Miah Grace Madden as Jas
  • Imogen Lamble as Georgie

Episodes[edit]

season 1 (2017)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Goals"Tori GarrettMichael MillerOctober 11, 2017 (2017-10-11)
2"Like A Boss"Tori GarrettKirsty FisherOctober 12, 2017 (2017-10-12)
3"Can't Even"Tori GarrettRae EarlOctober 13, 2017 (2017-10-13)
4"Game Changer"Roger HodgmanWarren ClarkeOctober 14, 2017 (2017-10-14)
5"Girl Crush"Roger HodgmanKirsty FisherOctober 15, 2017 (2017-10-15)
6"OTP"Corrie ChenMichael MillerOctober 16, 2017 (2017-10-16)
7"Kick Like A Girl"Roger HodgmanMichael MillerOctober 17, 2017 (2017-10-17)
8"Oh Em Gee"Corrie ChenRae EarlOctober 18, 2017 (2017-10-18)
9"Flawless"Corrie ChenMagda WozniakOctober 19, 2017 (2017-10-19)
10"R U OK?"Fiona BanksKirsty FisherOctober 20, 2017 (2017-10-20)
11"The Feels"Fiona BanksKirsty FisherOctober 21, 2017 (2017-10-21)
12"Slay"Fiona BanksWarren ClarkeOctober 22, 2017 (2017-10-22)
13"Mustangs Forever"Fiona BanksMichael MillerOctober 23, 2017 (2017-10-23)

Reception[edit]

The show received positive reviews,[4] with Melinda Houston of The Canberra Times rating the show four out of five stars[5] and receiving an AACTA award nomination for Best Children's television series.[3] The show's premiere drew an audience of 38,000.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Amy Reiha (23 August 2017). "ABC Is Kicking Goals On International Day Of The Girl". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b Tracey Taylor (10 February 2017). "Girls Kicking Goals on ABC ME". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  3. ^ a b "AACTA Nominations Full List: Lion, Blue Murder and Top of the Lake Lead Pack". Daily Review. 30 October 2017. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  4. ^ David Knox (8 October 2017). "Mustangs FC". TV Tonight. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  5. ^ Melinda Houston (8 October 2017). "New ABC drama Mustangs FC kicks goals for women and diversity". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  6. ^ David Knox (12 October 2017). "Seven still caught in reno, dating crossfire". TV Tonight. Retrieved 31 October 2017.

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