The Poison Brothers

Josh Mapleston


Brilliant chemist Augie Hicks just did six years for cooking meth with his unhinged brother. He's decided on a better use of his talents - professional winemaker.


Augie and Ross Hicks grew up in the wrong part of the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, on a housing estate outside Frankston. In a land of rolling vineyards and pristine beaches, the Hicks clan was always neck deep in trouble with the law. No one ever thought the boys would amount …

About Josh Mapleston

Josh Mapleston has written for a number of popular Australian dramas including The Wrong Girl, House Husbands and the television adaptation of John Marsden’s Tomorrow, When the War Began. In the comedy sphere he created, wrote and starred in the highly acclaimed I Rock and wrote for and script edited the kung-fu series Maximum Choppage.

He’s also achieved great success in kids’ and young adult television. In 2017 he won an Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Writing in Children’s Animation’ for his work on Beat Bugs (Beyond Entertainment/Netflix). He is also one of the principal writers for the follow-up animated series Motown Magic. He had been nominated for two AWGIE Awardsfor his work on teen drama Ready For This and the internationally successful Dance Academy. On top of writing duties he was also Dance Academy’s script editor for Seasons 2 and 3. Along with many Australian awards, both shows were nominated for International Emmys for ‘Best Children’s Series’.

Josh Mapleston