Mix Tape Novel Commissioned for Miniseries


BINGE has unveiled a new original drama commission, Mix Tape, adapted from the novel by Jane Sanderson.

Mix Tape, commissioned by Australia’s Foxtel Group for Foxtel and BINGE, is set to be an international co-production between the Foxtel Group, Aquarius Films and Ireland’s Subotica. Mix Tape is supported by Screen Australia and Screen Ireland.

The four-part miniseries begins in 1989 in Sheffield, England, with Daniel and Alison’s all-encompassing teenage romance. The two now live on opposite sides of the world, but a new chapter begins when they reconnect through a song from their shared past.

Alison Hurbert-Burns, executive director for BINGE and commissioning and content for the Foxtel Group, said: “We’re searching for stories that take our audience into a world they can lose themselves in but also be challenged by, and Mix Tape is a nostalgic, music-filled love story that will jump off the screen and make you say, ‘what if?’

“A co-production allows us to tell this Australian and international story at a scale that will capture the audience’s imagination and reinforces our commitment to creating premium, must-watch original stories.”

Angie Fielder and Polly Staniford from Aquarius Films and Aoife O’Sullivan and Tristan Orpen Lynch from Subotica said: “Mix Tape will take us back in time to that intoxicating feeling of first love. It’s a classic boy-meets-girl love story with a banging soundtrack that will tug at the heartstrings and have audiences reminiscing and asking themselves: What if you had a second chance at first love?”

Grainne Brunsdon, head of content at Screen Australia, said: “Mix Tape hits all the right notes–a tender tale of young love, nostalgia, friendship and celebrates the power of music. What’s not to love? We’re thrilled to partner with BINGE on this delightful series, which is bound to become a favorite with audiences–especially those who love a good soundtrack. ”

Andrew Byrne, head of television at Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, said: “Screen Ireland is delighted to support Mix Tape, an Irish/Australian co-production written by acclaimed Irish writer Jo Spain. We’re proud to continue supporting Irish talent and the production of high-end TV drama, working closely with international commissioners and film agencies to tell original stories like this for audiences at home and around the world.”