Frankie Adams will be seen in a new TV series starring Hollywood megastar Sigourney Weaver.
Former Shortland Street star Frankie Adams has won a starring role in a new TV series with Oscar-winning actress and Hollywood megastar Sigourney Weaver, one of many Kiwi actors landing top international roles.
Alice’s Lost Flowers, based on the bestselling novel, follows the story of a 9-year-old girl, Alice Hart, who loses both parents in a mysterious fire and is sent to live on a flower farm with a large -mother she never knew. existed.
Weaver plays the grandmother, who holds dark family secrets that Alice learns as the story follows her into adulthood.
The Amazon Prime Video production, which shoots in Sydney and rural New South Wales, involves a large Australian cast, including Asher Keddie of Nine Perfect Strangers and young Alyla Browne, who plays the younger version of Alice Hart.
Adams, 27, who plays Candy, has developed a global fan base from her four seasons on the American sci-fi series The Expanse and was most recently seen on the Kiwi series The Panthers. She also stars in Taika Waititi’s Next Goal Wins alongside Hollywood stars Michael Fassbender, Elisabeth Moss and Armie Hammer, as well as Kiwis David Fane, Oscar Kightley, Rachel House and Beulah Koale.
The film is an adaptation of the 2014 British documentary about the United States football team Samoa, which suffered the worst defeat in World Cup history, losing to Australia 31-0 in 2001 .
Fane, most famous for Sione’s wedding, is also working with Waititi on the pirate TV series Our Flag Means Death alongside Rhys Darby. Waititi and Darby are currently based in Los Angeles. Darby plays Stede Bonnet who, in the 18th century, has a midlife crisis and leaves his cushy life to become a pirate. Waititi, is a producer and director, as well as acting in the series, which is based on a true story.
Meanwhile, The Brokenwood Mysteries and Creamerie actor Jess Hong landed a huge international role in the Netflix series Three-Body Problem, the adaptation of Liu Cixin’s sci-fi trilogy. It tells the story of what happens when humanity finds out that we are not alone in the universe.
Hong is part of a cast of 12 stars, including Liam Cunningham, who starred in Game of Thrones and Benedict Wong of the Marvel Universe. The series originated from GoT creators David Benioff, DB Weiss and “The Terror” creator Alexander Woo, who are all executive producers.
Another Kiwi slated to star in an Amazon Prime Video series is former Shortland Street and Power Rangers actor Zoe Robins, who stars in the main cast alongside Rosamund Pike in the epic fantasy series The Wheel of Time which will air more late this month.
Pike, who was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress in Gone Girl, plays Moiraine Damodred, a member of an all-female magical organization, and Robins plays the hot-tempered Nynaeve al’Meara.