Set in 2000, ‘Paper Dolls’ follows the meteoric rise and fall of the fictional girl band INDIGO – a manufactured pop group born out of one of the first reality TV shows.
Desperate to escape their ordinary reality and with aspirations of pop-stardom, five hopeful women step into the spotlight only to find that their dream of fame is compromised by what it takes to achieve it.
As INDIGO is unleashed into the world to instant success and stardom, the girls’ connection with each other evolves from competition to confidants.
The series, written and created by Ainslie Clouston (Amazing Grace), appears to be loosely based on the story of Bardot – the all girl band that was launched from Seven’s 1999 program ‘Popstars’, the precursor to ‘Australian Idol’. Belinda Chapple, one of the original members of Bardot, has signed on as co-executive producer.
The series will be produced by Helium Pictures (‘Last King of the Cross‘, ‘6 Festivals‘). Production on ‘Paper Dolls’ is set to commence in Sydney later this year and will premiere on 10 in 2023. More to come on this one…
📷: L-R: Belinda Chapple and Ainslie Clouston (Channel 10)