Founded in 2009 Playmaker is an Australian television production company specialising in high quality authored and award-winning drama. Playmaker recently produced family drama Amazing Grace for Nine Network and a second season of Logie-winning drama series Bloom for Stan. Starring Academy Award Nominee Jacki Weaver, AACTA Award Winner Bryan Brown, Phoebe Tonkin, Jacqueline McKenzie, Lucy Barrett, Bella Heathcote and Ed Oxenbould, both seasons of Bloom are available internationally on Hulu. Eight-part thriller The Commons, also for Stan and available on Sundance Now, heralds a second collaboration with creator Shelley Birse (The Code). The Commons stars Golden Globe Winner and three-time Emmy Nominee, Joanne Froggatt (Liar, Downton Abbey), David Lyons (Seven Seconds, Safe Haven), Ryan Corr (Bloom) and Rupert Penry-Jones (The Strain, Silk) with Damon Herriman (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Judy and Punch) in a supporting role. Crime thriller Reckoning (Sony Pictures Television Networks) starring Aden Young and Sam Trammell is available on Seven Network in Australia and Netflix internationally. Playmaker also produced two seasons of The Wrong Girl (10 Network); four seasons of Love Child (Nine Network); five seasons of Logie wining drama series House Husbands (NINE Network), two series of the AACTA Awarded for Best Drama Series The Code (ABC) starring Ashley Zuckerman and Golden Globe winner Anthony LaPaglia; Emmy Nominated SLiDE (Foxtel) as well as the mini-series Friday On My Mind (ABC) and the Mandarin-language version of the thriller series Chosen, made in Australia for China’s largest streaming service iQiyi. Playmaker is a Sony Pictures Television company. In May 2021, Managing Director Jo Porter took over from Playmaker founders David Maher and David Taylor.