SBS’s new Australian drama series On the Ropes premieres 28 November at 8.30pm
Continuing SBS’s run of acclaimed original drama series, On the Ropes tells the story of female defiance as it explores the complex and nuanced relationships of a migrant family alongside the deep-seated culture of misogyny in the sporting world.
Fast-paced, compelling and full of heart, the series premieres on SBS at 8.30pm on Wednesday 28 November and runs for four weeks.
Starring Academy Award nominated Keisha Castle-Hughes (Game of Thrones, Whale Rider), acclaimed Israeli actor Igal Naor (Homeland, Riviera), local breakout talent Nicole Chamoun (Safe Harbour, Romper Stomper) and Australian screen icon Jack Thompson, On the Ropes follows aspiring Iraqi-Australian boxing trainer Amirah Al-Amir (Chamoun) who has idolised her world champion father Sami (Naor) her entire life. While working in the family gym in Sydney’s western suburbs alongside her two brothers, Amirah negotiates a professional debut match for her hardnosed fighter Jess O’Connor (Castle-Hughes) with Sami’s long-time promoter Strick (Thompson). Furious that she has done this behind his back, her father threatens to cut her off. Desperate to chase her dream of transforming women’s boxing, will Amirah choose her fighter or her family?