It’s shaping up as a big year for John Wood. AS well as appearing in Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities, we’ll be seeing him lead the new ABC drama, The Cut.
This six part series see Wood as a sports agent in the “sometimes murky” world of sports management.
Joining him in the cast are Julieanne Newbould (should be good to have her back on screen), Matt Passmore, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, Ben Oxenbould, Craig MacLachlan, Simmone Jade Mackinnon and Ian Roberts.
It premieres 9:30pm Monday February 23rd on ABC1.
A wry look at the world of professional sports management – the players, their agents, the media and the fans…
Written by one of Australia’s most highly regarded writers, John Misto (Heroes’ Mountain, Day of the Roses, The Damnation of Harvey McHugh), THE CUT delves into the sometimes murky world of Telford Sports Management run by rogue sports agent ‘Wild’ Bill Telford (John Wood), and his hapless son Andrew (Matt Passmore).
While managing a stable of sporting superstars, some of Bill Telford’s dodgy deals begin to unravel when he is injured whilst saving the lives of others in a terrorism attack overseas.
He is evacuated to Australia and hailed as a hero – however contrary to his tabloid image – ‘Wild’ Bill is always on the make ensuring his cut of his clients’ earnings. When his estranged son Andrew returns from Europe to pick up the pieces of the family company, he discovers more than he bargained for!
Filmed predominantly on location at sportsgrounds and watering holes around Sydney, THE CUT stars TV Week Gold Logie Award-winning actor John Wood (Blue Heelers, Flying Doctors, Rafferty’s Rules) as Bill, Matt Passmore (McLeod’s Daughters, The Alice, Last Man Standing, Blue Heelers) as Andrew, Julieanne Newbould (White Collar Blue, Home and Away, All Saints) as Bill’s wife Roz and Ben Oxenbould (The Surgeon, Hey Dad!, GP) as Bill’s right-hand man, Danny.
Produced by Tom Blacket, written by John Misto and directed by Mandy Smith and Karl Zwicky, THE CUT is a Blacket Television Production for ABC Television with financial support from Screen Australia and the New South Wales Film and Television Office. THE CUT is being distributed internationally by Target Entertainment Group.