FOXTEL today announced more celebrated Australian and international actors will join the line-up of diverse talent to star in the upcoming FOXTEL Original crime drama series The Twelve.
Joining the impressive ensemble cast as the family linked to the court case are pictured Jenni Baird (A Place to Call Home, The Secrets She Keeps), Matt Nable (Mr Inbetween, The Dry), Silvia Colloca (Van Hesling, Nerve) and Coco Jack Gillies (Mad Max: Fury Road, Doctor Doctor) along with further cast Ben Mingay (Frayed, Amazing Grace), Hamish Michael (Janet King, Rosehaven), and Louisa Mignone (Wentworth, Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries).
The Twelve tells the story of 12 jurors who must decide the case of a woman accused of killing a child and includes cast previously announced: Sam Neill, Kate Mulvany, Marta Dusseldorp, Hazem Shammas, Brooke Satchwell, Brendan Cowell, Pallavi Sharda, Ngali Shaw, Catherine Van-Davies, Bishanyia Vincent, Damien Strouthos, Nic Cassim, Daniel Mitchell, Gennie Nevinson, Toby Blome, Warren Lee, and Susan Kennedy.
Brian Walsh, Executive Director – FOXTEL Group and series Executive Producer, said: “The Twelve is the largest drama production ever undertaken in Australia – everything about it is international, in scope, scale and certainly, ambition. Like LOVE ME, before it, “The Twelve” takes the Foxtel Group in a new, bold direction of Australian storytelling and brings together an extraordinary and diverse ensemble of acting talent, both emerging and established names. Behind them, a stellar creative team to further enhance our ongoing commitment to delivering audiences a drama series which will have everyone talking!
“The Twelve will showcase one of the biggest ensemble casts of any series produced in Australia and we’re feeling optimistic that this compelling story will captivate audiences both here and across the globe.”
Michael Brooks, Managing Director – Warner Bros. International Television Production Australia said: “Covering a murder trial through the eyes of everyday jurors gives us the perfect platform to tell topical, relatable and gripping stories of characters with varying backgrounds, histories and motives. Now welcoming the cast who play the family involved in the case, further adds to the brilliantly talented ensemble of The Twelve”.
Currently in production The Twelve, a 10 x one-hour crime drama commissioned by the FOXTEL Group, is produced by Warner Bros. International Television Production Australia in partnership with Easy Tiger with major production investment from Screen Australia in association with FOXTEL. Financed with support from Screen NSW