Popular medical drama All Saints debuted 20 years ago and while it's final episode aired in 2009, Asutralian household names and stars of the show Georgie Parker and Yael Stone have called for the show to be revamped.
Orange Is The New Black star Yael Stone recalls, it was also the TV drama du jour for local actors who were starting out and looking to get their first foot on the rung.
“All Saints gave so many of us great work, and we were always thrilled to land a role in a series as good as All Saints,” Yael Stone, 32, says of her featured guest role in 2008 as Ann-Marie, a dying cancer patient who won the hearts of the entire ward staff.
Meanwhile, Parker – who earned two Gold Logie awards for her role as Sister Terri Sullivan, revealed: “People always say to me, ‘I’ve seen you on Home and Away, but I loved you on All Saints—it was my favourite show.’”
“It was the golden time of Aussie drama. The stars aligned when they conceived it, and there’s been nothing like it since,” says Parker, 53.
In the current TV landscape where reimagining old ideas is in vogue, Parker believes producers should consider breathing new life into the favourite. “I reckon they could easily reboot All Saints—I really do,” Parker suggests, revealing she wouldn't say no to a return on the show.
“Terri would definitely come back—I would do it, absolutely. We were rating 2 million viewers a week for a long time, and many of those viewers are still there. It could work.”
Thomson, 50, who worked for five seasons on the series, tells WHO: “We were making 40 episodes a year, and it was all about getting up a momentum with a group of actors who had such great chemistry. There was a quality to All Saints, with the combination of characters and strong storylines and a cast that was superb.”
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