Underbelly begins filming its third series in Sydney tomorrow.
Underbelly: The Golden Mile is centered on Kings Cross beginning around 1989 and will feature “the excesses of the empire, the collapse of the empire, the chaos that followed, and the ultimate victory of strong and honest police…seen through the eyes of some of the most sexy, charming, corrupt and deadly people of the time,”
As well as ‘bent cops’ it is dotted with strippers, gamblers, gunmen, dealers, bouncers and bagmen.
The characters feature policewoman and former prostitute Kim Hollingsworth, teenage Kings Cross identity Johnny Ibrahim, the Bayeh Brothers, Trevor Haken, and Chook Fowler.
Several cast members were revealed today in the Sunday Telegraph.
Peter O’Brien will resume his role as George Freeman.
Emma Booth (Clubland, 3 Acts of Murder, The Circuit) will play Hollingsworth.
“We are absolutely delighted with Emma coming on board,” Screentime’s Des Monaghan said. “She will start filming in the coming weeks and it’s a great role, a very tough role.”
John Ibrahim will be played by newcomer Firass Dirani.
Diarmid Heidenreich, better known as Pizza Hut’s delivery boy “Douggie”, also has a role. Heidenreich has recently played roles in The Cut and Packed to the Rafters.
Underbelly is expected to air on Nine in 2010.
Source: Sunday Telegraph