Ready for This (TV series)

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Ready for This
GenreTeen drama
Created by
ComposerDave McCormack
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
  • Darren Dale
  • Joanna Werner
  • Simon Hopkinson
  • Bernadette O'Mahony
  • Miranda Dear
  • Joanna Werner
CinematographyMartin McGrath
EditorRodrigo Balart
Running time23 minutes
41 minutes (premiere)
Production companies
Original networkABC3
Original release5 October (2015-10-05) –
28 December 2015 (2015-12-28)

Ready for This is an Australian teen-oriented television drama series that premiered on ABC3 on 5 October 2015.[1] It follows five Indigenous teenagers who venture across the country to Sydney to pursue their dreams.



The 14-part series is written by Liz Doran, Jon Bell, Guila Sandler, Josh Mapleston, Kristen Dunphy, Kirsty Fisher, Leah Purcell, Steven McGregor and Greg Waters. A joint venture between Werner Film Productions and Blackfella Films, it was produced by Big Chance Films for the ABC, in association with Screen Australia and Screen NSW, with international sales by the Australian Children's Television Foundation (ACTF). The series is produced by Joanna Werner and Miranda Dear and executive produced by Joanna Werner, Darren Dale, ABC's commissioning editor Simon Hopkinson and the ACTF's Bernadette O'Mahony.[2]

Executive producer Darren Dale said: "A concept forged through mutual admiration and respect, Werner Film Productions and Blackfella Films are delighted to be producing Ready For This for the ABC through our joint venture Big Chance Films. This aspirational series highlights the challenges and adventures of elite teens brought together in pursuit of their dreams.

"Ready For This is the collaboration of two exceptional Australian producers and we're thrilled to bring this landmark new drama to our ABC3 audience. After the success of Dance Academy and Nowhere Boys, our audience is ready to be captivated by these exciting new characters and storylines," said ABC TV’s Head of Children's Television, Deirdre Brennan. [2][3]


No. in
No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
11"Brand New Me"Daina ReidLiz Doran5 October 2015 (2015-10-05)
22"The Golden Sneaker"[1]Daina ReidJohn Bell12 October 2015 (2015-10-12)[1]
33"The Solo"[1]Daina ReidLiz Doran19 October 2015 (2015-10-19)[1]
44"Shadow Boxing"[1]Daina ReidGiula Sandler26 October 2015 (2015-10-26)[1]
55"Blank Canvas"[1]Adrian Russell WillsJosh Mapleston2 November 2015 (2015-11-02)[1]
66"Back On Track"[1]Adrian Russell WillsKristen Dunphy9 November 2015 (2015-11-09)[1]
77"Fresh Meat"[1]Adrian Russell WillsKirsty Fisher & Liz Doran16 November 2015 (2015-11-16)[1]
88"The Crocodile"[1]Tony KrawitzJosh Mapleston23 November 2015 (2015-11-23)[1]
99"The Birthday Party"[1]Adrian Russell WillsLeah Purcell30 November 2015 (2015-11-30)[1]
1010"It's Not You"[1]Tony KrawitzLiz Doran7 December 2015 (2015-12-07)[1]
1111"A Wonderful Day"[1]Tony KrawitzSteven McGregor14 December 2015 (2015-12-14)[1]
1212"Stage Fright"[1]Tony KrawitzGreg Waters21 December 2015 (2015-12-21)[1]
1313"My Life"[1]Tony KrawitzLiz Doran28 December 2015 (2015-12-28)[1]


Year Award Category Nominee Result
2016 International Emmy Kids Awards Kids:Animation Pending


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y "Ready For This". ABC3. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b Perry, Kevin (17 March 2015). "Ready For This: New Indigenous Teen Drama Coming Soon To ABC3". DeciderTV. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Spies, thrills and Blinky Bill: Screen Australia funding supports another 12 great stories that matter" (PDF). Screen Australia. 6 August 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 29 December 2014.

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