SEE OFFSPRING’S FAVOURITE SISTER ACT RECONNECT IN SEASON SEVEN
Offspring fans can look forward to more buoyant storylines when the drama returns for its seventh season next week.
After a two-year hiatus, the Proudmans reunited for a sixth season last year with one notable absence – family patriarch, Darcy.
“Last series started with Darcy’s death, which was really powerful, but this series we really take off and there’s a lot more buoyancy and fun,” Kat Stewart, who plays Billie, says.
“I love just going along for the ride in the washing machine and the great thing about Billie is that she’s so gutsy and so brave; she’ll give anything a go.”
After 18 months touring Europe with her musician husband Mick (Eddie Perfect), Billie faces a tough choice.
Does she stay at home with her sister and soulmate Nina (Asher Keddie), or fly to the other side of the world to be with Mick? “He’s the love of her life and they’re not living a life together and that’s really hard,” Kat says.
“When she was away from the family historically she was a mess.
“She’s meant to be with her family and Mick understands that. It will be interesting to see how that plays out.
“The great thing about Offspring is you never know what’s going to happen.”
Since returning to Melbourne, Billie has also become a surrogate mum and guardian to teenager Brody and her newborn baby.
“Part of the jeopardy for Billie is Brody can do what she wants. She’s a teenager and she’s been unpredictable,” Kat says.
When the series returns, Nina is juggling life as a single mum to Zoe with her new relationship with Harry (Alexander England) while taking on a challenging new role as the acting head of obstetrics at the hospital.
“Harry is really good for Nina, so Billie’s on Team Harry,” Kat says.
“It could have been played that she was threatened by Harry because she considers herself Zoe’s other parent but she’s always been supportive of Nina finding someone.”
Newcomer TJ Power plays Will – Billie, Nina and Jimmy’s half-brother. He also settles into the fold this season. “He’s so open and vulnerable and wants to be a part of the Proudman clan,” Kat says.
“This series you really feel like there are four siblings.”
Offspring season seven premieres June 28 at 8.30pm on Channel 10
Offspring’s Kat Stewart, Asher Keddie and Isabella Monaghan.