Offspring on TVNZ Ondemand
This series is currently off air.
About the show
Offspring centres on Nina Proudman (played Asher Keddie). The story follows Nina's struggle to deal with her fabulously messy family, her extremely devoted ex-husband, the intensity of her job as an obstetrician, her hunt for a decent love life plus her tendency to over-think and fly off into fantasy.
Nina's career delivering babies is full of surprises; her ex-husband is an explosives expert who detonates to demonstrate his undying love for her; her family life is never short of emergencies; and Nina is the person everyone turns to for help in the midst of their crises. Charting her way through the Proudman maelstrom, Nina is totally thrown off course when she meets dreamy new workmate Chris Havel.
Newly arrived in Melbourne, Chris Havel (Don Hany) is a paediatrician. From the moment he arrives in the neonatal ward, the spark between Chris and Nina ignites. He is everything she could ever want from a man. Chris is handsome and smart, gentle, calm and strong. The two of them seem made for each other. But Chris has a past that could destroy any hope for Nina.
Billie Proudman (Kat Stewart) is Nina's unruly elder sister. An apprentice in their father's real estate business, Billie is bold, brassy and incapable of lying. Once the wild child, Billie is now determined to put her wayward youth behind her and make something great of her life. If only she could convince her "on again, off again" boyfriend Mick (Eddie Perfect) to do the same.
Bright and vivacious, Cherie (Deborah Mailman) also has her feet on the ground. A nurse and friend of Nina, Cherie left the hospital to take up a position on the medical staff of a cruise ship. She returns to land- and to Nina's world- on the verge of giving birth. Cherie's life is about to become a whole lot more than she expected.
Following the Proudman family's adventures searching for love, fulfilment and balance in the chaos of modern life, Offspring is about the life forces that drive us all: love, sex, babies, food and music. This life affirming series provides food for the soul as it examines the curses and the blessings that come with intricate family connections.