NZ finds its Underbelly
New Zealand is set to get Underbelly NZ: The Land of the Long Green Cloud.
That New Zealand version of Underbelly is going ahead after all.
The idea for a Kiwi version was floated last September when Screentime admitted it was in early talks with TV3.
NZ On Air has given $3.9 million for six one hour episodes that revisit the Mr Asia syndicate.
Underbelly NZ: The Land of the Long Green Cloud, will be scripted by expat John Banas, New Zealand-based and cover the Marty Johnstone story. Terry Clark was convicted of Johnstone’s 1979 murder in England. He was played by Merrick Watts in the Australian series (pictured).
An American adaptation is also in the works for the Starz Network.