If laughter is the best medicine, Homecoming Queens starring Liv Hewson and Michelle Law and commissioned for SBS On Demand, is just what the doctor ordered.
Created and co-written by Law and real-life bestie Chloë Reeson, Homecoming Queens was inspired by their own friendship and health experiences, with a little creative license. The funny, female-driven drama packs a lot into seven short episodes, sharing the lives of two twentysomethings as they navigate adulthood after life-changing illness.
In her first on-camera role, Law plays a fictionalised version of herself, Michelle Low, a children’s television presenter who returns to her hometown of Brisbane after an alopecia diagnosis shatters the façade of her perfect life. Michelle’s high school best friend, Chloë Easton, played by Hewson (Santa Clarita Diet, Dramaworld, Top of the Lake) is recovering from breast cancer and determined to make up for lost time with a reverse bucket list.
Directed and executive produced by ADG Award-winner Corrie Chen (Sisters, Mustangs FC) and developed specifically for SBS On Demand, the drama creates comedy out of tragic, sometimes just plain weird, scenarios and shows how deeply funny life can be in its most serious moments. It’s a heart-warming series about upended expectations and asking what happens when you return to places, relationships, even your own body, and find nothing is quite the way you remember it.
Homecoming Queens streams from 12 April at SBS On Demand.
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