Love Me (6 x 60’), a Warner Bros. International Television Australia Production for the Foxtel Group, with major production investment from Screen Australia and financed with support from Film Victoria, is an authentic and intimate depiction of the place that love, loneliness, grief, and joy occupy at different stages of our lives and within our own family – a call to the heart and a timely reminder we’re all as messy and remarkable as each other.
A classy Melbourne-set drama series, Love Me stars Hugo Weaving (The Lord of the Rings, The Matrix, Patrick Melrose), Bojana Novakovic (Birds of Prey, Operation Buffalo, Rake), William Lodder (Wakefield, Go Karts), Sarah Peirse (Sweet Tooth, Stateless, The Letdown) and Shalom Brune-Franklin (The Tourist, War of the Worlds, Line of Duty).
Love Me, adapted from the Swedish series, Älska mig, is directed by multi-award-winner Emma Freeman (Stateless, Glitch) and written by Alison Bell, Leon Ford, Adele Vuko and Blake Ayshford.
Nicky Davies Williams, CEO, DCD Rights comments “Love Me is truly a drama for our time. We’re delighted this emotional and life-affirming series has found an excellent home on Hulu.”
Michael Brooks, Managing Director of Warner Bros. International Television Production Australia said: “Love Me has resonated extremely well with audiences across Australia and we’re excited for the international market to get a taste of this wonderful series, starting with HULU, who are such a powerhouse in strong, character driven drama.”
Love Me reveals how love can appear at the most inconvenient of times, as it does for Clara, Glen and Aaron, who find themselves at an emotional crossroads following an unexpected event that changes their lives forever.
The Mathiesons have it all. As Glen, his daughter Clara and son Aaron reel from the shock death of Christine, they are all struggling to deal with their hurt in different ways. Glen is stalked by the loss of his wife, and the guilt he carries with him. Clara’s in a state of emotional ambivalence – the years of a fraught mother/daughter relationship have left damaging scars. Then there’s Aaron – he’s genuinely hurt. And unsure why the others aren’t seemingly as sad.