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Children’s series ‘Grace Beside Me’ marks a first for Nitv

16 January 2017 8:37 PM, PST | | See recent news »

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Nitv has commissioned its first ever scripted live-action series, Grace Beside Me.

Adapted from the novel by Sue McPherson, the 13 x 26 series — pitched as .the story of an extraordinary girl trying to lead an ordinary life" — is produced by Magpie Pictures, with investment from Screen Australia.s Indigenous Department, Screen Queensland, the ABC, as well as assistance from Screen Nsw.

Aimed at 8-12 year olds, Grace Beside Me follows Fuzzy Mac, a 13-year-old who discovers she can see ghosts and spirits. However, all she wants to do is fit in, as it.s .hard enough navigating the highs and lows of becoming a teenager while living with your eccentric Nan and Pop, without also having to deal with needy ghosts, mischievous totems and cantankerous Ancestors..

Mac is said to have .one foot in the Indigenous realm of culture, Country — and spirits — and the other firmly planted in »

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