One of the ABC’S 2013 projects that i am most looking forward to is The Crownies Spin off Janet King which started production today.
The eight-hour legal mini-series marks the return of Marta Dusseldorp as Crownies senior crown prosecutor Janet King. Joining the cast for the political thriller Vince Colosimo as chief superintendent Jack Rizzoli and Damian Walshe-Howling as rising star prosecutor Owen Mitchell. Other new cast members include John Howard (Packed to the Rafters), Sonia Todd (Rake), Jessica Napier (Sea Patrol), Deborah Kennedy (Rake) and Tiriel Mora (Rake).
Most of the former cast including Hamish Michael, Ella Scott Lynch, Andrea Demetriades, Peter Kowitz, Christopher Morris, Indiana Evans, Jeanette Cronin, Aimee Pedersen and Lewis Fitz-Gerald.are all back for the spin off
Screentime’s executive chairman, Des Monaghan said: “Screentime is delighted that the strength of this production has attracted such an outstanding calibre of cast, to realise characters both new and returning. They will join some of this country’s most talented writers, directors and producers to bring Janet King to vibrant life on screen.”
ABC TV head of fiction, Carole Sklan said: “Marta Dusseldorp is compelling and captivating as the character, Janet King. Janet returns to the DPP to confront a high-profile murder and a conspiracy which will threaten to unravel her life and everything she loves.”