So if you watched ABC’s new drama series “Barons” tonight, you may have noticed some Asian faces – yes! This is actually pretty awesome considering we still hardly see Asian Aussies on TV shows which are not about just being “Asian”, or really just any show in Australia.
So what is Barons about? According to ABC IVIEW:
Australia 1971, set at a time of sexual liberation and social change, a group of best friends chase their sun-soaked surfing dreams and discover that even in paradise there is rivalry, greed and ambition.
And, mow here are the Asian Aussies in the series:
JILLIAN NGUYEN who plays TRACY DWYER – she is one of the main cast members
SEBASTIAN TANG who plays PETER CHAN – appears in 6 of the 8 episodes
SUSAN YOUNG who plays WINNIE CHAN– appears in 4 of the 8 episodes
CATHERINE VAN-DAVIES who plays SHIRLEY KWONG – appears in 3 of the 8 episodes
GERWIN WIDJAJA who plays MAC’S MAN #2– appears in 1 of the 8 episodes
WARREN LEE who plays FRANK CHAN – appears in 1 of the 8 episodes
Check out Barons if you can on Sundays on ABC at 8:30pm and/or you can catch up on episodes on ABC IVIEW.
Header image via Vicki Jackson Facebook page