Winners and Losers for Seven

Seven adds another new local drama to its production slate with Virginia Gay and Denise Scott.

The Seven Network is in production on a new drama series, Winners and Losers.

The series looks at the lives of four best friends bound together by their shared experience of being "the losers" in high school. Now 10 years later the women are about to become winners, but at what cost?

There are whispers the girls are about to win the lottery.

The four girls will be played by Zoe Tuckwell-Smith as faithful Bec, Melissa Bergland as loud and opinionated Jenny, Melanie Vallejo as the fit and feisty Sophie, and former All Saints regular, Virginia Gay, as high-powered workaholic Frances.

Denise Scott, best known for 7pm Project, Spicks & Specks and her former work in The Big Gig, will play the matriarch of the Gross family. Francis Greenslade, who has appeared in many shows alongside Shaun Micallef, plays Mr Gross.

The series will also feature Blair McDonough (Big Brother (Australia), Neighbours, Dancing with the Stars), Tom Wren (Bed of Roses) and Damien Bodie (Neighbours, The Elephant Princess).

The Melbourne-made show is another project from the network's drama team of Bevan Lee and John Holmes, both have overseen a number of successful projects for Seven including Packed to the Rafters and Always Greener.

Seven's model of in-house productions has proven extremely successful and is the envy of rival networks. Shows including All Saints, Home and Away, Packed to the Rafters, City Homicide and Always Greener have all been produced within the network, giving it a lean, mean production model and a commanding position when the shows are picked up overseas. Only a few such as coastal soapie Headland have been short-lived.

Meanwhile, Nine's foray into in-house production on shows such as COPS L.A.C. and Canal Road is yet to come close to Seven's achievements. Other networks including TEN, SBS and even the ABC all rely on outsourcing to the independent production sector.

Winners and Losers is being produced by former City Homicide producer MaryAnne Carroll and will hit screens next year.

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