Todd Lasance, Dustin Clare and Brooke Williams all previously starred together in Starz's 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Vengance, War of The Damned and Gods of The Arena'. Although Todd Lasance and Brooke Wiliams never had screen time together. On the other hand Todd Lasance and Dustin Clare were sworn enemies in the TV show.
Over 3,720 Australian and New Zealand (ANZAC) nurses served overseas during World War One. Fifty-six ANZAC nurses were awarded the Royal Red Cross. Two hundred and ten ANZAC nurses were awarded the Associate Red Cross. However, only seven ANZAC nurses were awarded Military Medals.
The story-line of this television minis-series production draws on the diaries, letters, photographs, and historical achievements of many women who witnessed the brutality of war during the Great War (aka World War I).
This television mini-series commemorates the Centenary of World War One with the unique and rarely told history of the war through the nurses who served amidst bombing raids, poison gas, and terrible disease and saving lives and transforming the spirits of the soldiers.
When announced, Des Monaghan, representing this title's production company Screentime, said of this television mini-series: "We are delighted that the ABC shares our enthusiasm to bring to the screen the stories of these remarkable women, who will present the ANZAC legend from a compelling new perspective".
The Executive Producer of this television mini-series, Des Monaghan, has said: "It is a privilege to bring to the screen the story of these remarkable women who are in many ways the unsung heroes of the ANZAC story."
This production was produced with the support of Screen Australia and the South Australian Film Corporation, with Village Roadshow and All3Media acting as distributors, and with additional funds being supplied by New Zealand On Air and PRIME Television New Zealand.
The Head of Fiction at the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), Carole Sklan, said of this television mini-series when it was announced: "It is moving and humbling to touch the lives of these real women through their letters, diaries and photographs. We feel privileged to dramatize their journey".
ABC TV Head of Fiction, Carole Sklan, has said of this TV production: "Reaching across one hundred years the story of these young women and their friendship, courage, romance and achievement touches us with a shocking immediacy. Their voices are as delightful as their story is inspiring."
An ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Press Release for this production stated: "In December 1914, the first women volunteers for the Army Nursing Service sailed from Australia bound for the Great War. Diverted to Egypt in preparation for the Gallipoli campaign they served in Alexandria, Gallipoli, Lemnos and on the Western Front. Through shocking hardship they experienced exceptional friendship, passionate love, success and heartbreak".