Fighting Season to launch in October on Fox Showcase

It’s been a long time coming but Foxtel’s Fighting Season will launch later this month.

Set in 2010, a platoon of soldiers returns from Afghanistan after a controversial mission, one marred by bitter mistakes and cover-ups. Fighting Season is the story of these men, the unfolding mystery of what really happened, and the impact keeping this secret has on them and their families.

Starring Jay Ryan (Beauty and the Beast, Top of the Lake,) Ewen Leslie (Top of the Lake, The Daughter), and Kate Mulvany (Secret City, The Great Gatsby), along with new and diverse talent including George Pullar (A Place to call Home), Marco Alosio, Julian Maroun, Paul De Gelder, Sarah Armanious and Sabryna Walters. While Rhys Muldoon, Lucy Bell, Lex Marinos, David Roberts, Camilla Ah Kin, Ching Po and Jay Lagaiai  play supporting roles.

Helmed by the award-winning Director Kate Woods (Looking for Alibrandi), who returns to Australia after a decade in the US working on shows such as Law and Order SVU, Nashville and Suits, along with dynamic Director Ben Lucas (Wasted on the Young).

Produced by Goalpost Pictures (Cleverman,The Sapphires) and written by Blake Ayshford (Barracuda, Devil’s Playground) is a compelling mystery regarding a possible cover-up, where the lines between killer and family man, between hero and victim, between truth and imagination, are constantly shifting.

Executive Producers are Penny Win, Rosemary Blight and Ben Grant. Producers are Kylie du Fresne, Elisa Argenzio and Blake Ayshford.  Fighting Season has development and production investment from Screen Australia and Screen NSW.

FIGHTING SEASON  Premieres Sunday, October 28 at 8.30pm AEDT ON FOX Showcase