Some mothers seem to have it all. Beautiful homes, the perfect family life and successful careers. But sometimes behind that pristine picket fence there’s a world of dirty little secrets.
Eight part drama Bad Mothers explores the perils and joys of modern motherhood through the lives of five very different friends as they struggle to deal with everything from careers and romance, to playdates and murder.
Sarah’s perfect life as a GP, wife and mother is shattered when she discovers her husband is having an affair. Then her best friend is found murdered and Sarah’s husband, Anton, is arrested.
She finds unlikely sisterhood and support in a ragtag group of outsiders. Buoyed by their support, Sarah is drawn into the chaotic worlds of her new friends: Danielle, an outgoing woman at a career crossroads; Bindy, a wild child party animal; and Maddie, a fierce single mum struggling with a difficult child and an acrimonious custody dispute.
Jessica Marais was originally to star but pulled out saying she wanted to spend some time concentrating on her health.
Melissa George as Charlotte
Tess Haubrich as Sarah
Mandy McElhinney as Maddie
Jessica Tovey as Danielle
Shalom Brune-Franklin as Bindy
Creators: Rachel Lang, Gavin Strawhan
Channel 9 | 2019