As commissioning editor of Drama for Foxtel Networks, Penny Win developed hits like Wentworth, now Foxtel.s longest running drama. Elevated to Head of Drama in 2014, Win now oversees the entire slate, including this year.s much-hyped The Kettering Incident. If catches up with her to talk about the state of Aussie TV and what she.s got in development.
The general quality of Aussie TV drama seems a lot better than it was ten years ago. Why?
First off, television.s cyclical. Ten years ago drama was over and reality was king and people were weeping into their cups. And then comedy was dead a while ago and that came back. The truth of it is that television.s changed so much in the last ten years and even five years. Even the last twelve months. There.s a lot more scripted drama because there.s a