The Secrets She Keeps
Drama / 6 x 60' / HD, Airline, DVD, Format
A Lingo Pictures Production for Network 10 with production funding from Screen Australia in association with Create NSW
Two women have a chance encounter in a supermarket in an affluent Sydney suburb. They are the same age, both heavily pregnant and due at the same time. Meghan is a glamorous online ‘influencer’ on the rise with an ambitious television sports reporter husband Jack. Agatha works in the supermarket as a shelf stacker.
Although they live near each other, the two women’s lives could not be more different … Agatha is a loner, barely subsisting above the poverty line. She’s ecstatic to be pregnant, pinning all her hopes and dreams on this much longed-for ‘miracle baby’. Yet the father of her child, Hayden, a sailor on active duty, remains oblivious to her condition.
Meghan is a sophisticated mother-of-two who uses her website to reframe her imperfect life into a glossier, more aspirational existence. Despite posting enthusiastically about her pregnancy to her avid followers, including Agatha, behind closed doors this third baby is putting pressure on a strained marriage.
Both women have secrets. And both will risk everything to conceal the truth. But their worlds are about to collide in one shocking act that cannot be undone.
Laura Carmichael as AGATHA FYFLE (Downton Abbey, Marcella, The Spanish Princess)
Jessica De Gouw as MEGHAN SHAUGHNESSY (The Crown, Vienna Blood, The Hunting)
Michael Dorman as JACK SHAUGHNESSY (For All Mankind, Patriot, Wonderland)
Ryan Corr as SIMON BEECHER (Bloom, Cleverman, Love Child)
Michael Sheasby as HAYDEN COLE (The Luminaries, A Place To Call Home, The Nightingale)
Hazem Shammas as CYRUS HAVEN (The Hunting, Safe Harbour, Underbelly)