ABC announces Hollowmen think tank
Only Rob Sitch and Santo Cilauro from Working Dog will have regular roles in the upcoming drama/comedy The Hollowmen. Jane Kennedy and Tom Gleisner must be working behind the scenes?
And Merrick and Rosso’s Merrick Watts (pictured) will also feature.
But there are a host of new and lesser-known names filling out the remainder of the cast, including Lachy Hulme (The Matrix Reloaded), David James (All Saints), Neil Melville (Underbelly), Jacquie Brennan (City Homicide), Rob Carlton (Chandon Pictures), Stephen Hall (The King) and Nicola Parry (Thank God You’re Here).
It will be great to see some other actors getting a go on our screens. Working Dog, of course, also featured the likes of Alison Whyte, Tiriel Mora, Lynda Gibson, Trudy Hellier, Pip Mushin, Torquil Neilson and Linda Ross in Frontline.
The series on the PM’s “think tank” starts filming this week.
The Hollowmen, ABC TV’s new six-part political comedy/drama series, starts filming in Melbourne this week and will premiere on ABC1 on Wednesday July 9 at 9.30pm. The series will also be filmed in Canberra and Sydney.
Created and produced by Working Dog, the series features an ensemble cast: Lachy Hulme (The Matrix Reloaded), David James (All Saints), Neil Melville (Underbelly), Rob Sitch (Frontline) and introducing radio host Merrick Watts with Jacquie Brennan (City Homicide), Rob Carlton (Chandon Pictures), Santo Cilauro (Frontline), Stephen Hall (The King) and Nicola Parry (Thank God You’re Here).
The Hollowmen focuses on the workings of an internal think tank called the Central Policy Unit. Set up by the Prime Minister, this Unit is charged with developing a “long term policy vision”. Their job is to stop worrying about tomorrow’s headlines – and start worrying about next week’s.