In a blockbuster, two-night television event, Australia’s greatest drama franchise returns with Underbelly: Vanishing Act next month.
Based on the real-life mystery that captivated the nation, Underbelly: Vanishing Act delves into the bizarre disappearance of Melissa Caddick, played by Wentworth’s Kate Atkinson. The designer-brand wearing high-roller from Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs disappeared seemingly into thin air after embezzling over $40 million from her family, friends and clients.
Leaving a trail of lies and deception in her wake, the police and her victims are left to piece together the mystery of who Melissa Caddick really was. To those closest to her, she was a daughter, wife, mother, and loyal friend. But as the pieces of the puzzle begin to crystallise and the police close in, a decomposing foot with an Asics running shoe still attached washes up on a sandy beach and turns everything about her disappearance on its head.
Underbelly: Vanishing Act features an outstanding Australian ensemble cast, including Colin Friels (Water Rats, BlackJack, Mystery Road), Jerome Velinsky (Doctor Doctor, Love Child, Method) Tai Hara (Madam Secretary, Home and Away, Hyde & Seek), Maya Stange (Love Child, A Place to Call Home, Wolf Creek), Dylan Hare (Home and Away, Mr Inbetween, Black Comedy), Ursula Mills (Out of the Blue), Frankie J Holden (A Place to Call Home, Underbelly), Anne Tenney (The Castle, A Country Practice, Always Greener) and Sophie Bloom (Love Child, Amazing Grace, Reef Break).
In true Underbelly style, Vanishing Act will grip audiences from start to finish, with a compelling story, gritty characters, and enough greed and betrayal to leave viewers on the edge of their seats.
Produced by Kerrie Mainwaring and Matt Ford, written by Matt Ford and Michael Miller and directed by Geoff Bennett,Underbelly: Vanishing Act is produced by Screentime (a Banijay Group company) with assistance from Screen NSW.
Underbelly: Vanishing Act premieres Sunday, April 3, and Monday, April 4, on Channel 9 and 9Now after Married at First Sight.