Nine has announced a few more cast names as it begins principal photography on Underbelly today.
As noted on the weekend, Emma Booth will appear as Kym Hollingsworth, and newcomer Firass Dirani is ‘smiling teenage Kings Cross identity’ John Ibrahim.
Diarmid Heidenreich will appear as cop Eddie Gould, Damian Garvey (East of Everything, Sea Patrol, McLeod’s Daughters) is detective “Chook” Fowler and former All Saints regular Wil Traval is cop Joe Dooley. Traval currently has a supporting role in Rescue: Special Ops.
Additonal major cast will be announced soon.
Returning performers will include Paul Tassone, Daniel Roberts and Dieter Brummer as police, Peter O’Brien as George Freeman, Georgina Haig as his wife Georgina and John McNeil as crime kingpin Lennie McPherson.
Writing the series are Greg Haddrick, Peter Gawler, Felicity Packard and Kris Mrska.
Directors are Tony Tisle and Shawn Seet (guess that means no Peter Andrikidis) with Producers Elisa Argenzio and Peter Gawler, Executive Producers Des Monaghan, Greg Haddrick and Jo Horsburgh.
Horsburgh, Nine’s Head of Drama, said “Underbelly is great drama and the making of this third series is proving to be just as exciting as the previous two. The Golden Mile is already shaping up in its promise to deliver entertaining characters and compelling stories that we have come to expect from the Underbelly brand.
“I can’t wait to see it come to life and for an audience to sit back enjoy the ride.”