Ten has announced the cast for it’s new drama Secerets and Lies which commences production which commenced production in Brisbane this week.
Secrets & Lies tells the story of Ben Gundelach, an everyday family man who finds the body of a young boy and quickly becomes the prime murder suspect.
As his world falls apart, Ben finds himself with no choice but to try to find the real killer. At stake is his marriage, his kids, his reputation and his sanity.
Ben will be played by Martin Henderson, who makes a return to Australia after establishing a successful career in the US and Australia, including projects such as The Ring, Little Fish, Bride & Prejudice, Off The Map, and the film Devil’s Knot with Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth Joining Martin are Diana Glenn (The Slap, Killing Time) as Christy Gundelach, Anthony Hayes (Devil’s Dust, Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms) as Detective Cornielle and Adrienne Pickering (The Reef, Rake) as Jess Murnane.
In announcing the cast, Network Ten Executive Producer, Drama, Rick Maier said: “Secrets & Lies is a fictional contemporary thriller, and an uncompromising ‘There but for the grace of God’ story. This atmospheric, white-knuckle screenplay very quickly attracted the interest of a fantastic cast. With Kate Dennis directing and Hoodlum producing, Secrets & Lies has already garnered significant international interest and promises to be unlike anything else produced this year.”
Tracey Robertson, CEO of Hoodlum, said: “Secrets & Lies is a great suburban thriller that is set to get audiences guessing to the very last minute. This compelling whodunit scratches below the surface of a typical neighbourhood that, under such tragic circumstances, is forced to expose the secrets and lies of its residents. Each week reveals new suspects and new secrets to discover, and uncovers the lies of our seemingly ordinary characters.”
Secrets & Lies is based on an original idea written by acclaimed author Stephen M Irwin. It will be produced by Tracey Robertson, Leigh McGrath and Nathan Mayfield.