Top of the Lake to film in February

Jane Campion's six part miniseries Top of the Lake will begin production in February in Queenstown, NZ.

Jane Campion’s six part miniseries Top of the Lake will begin production on February 7th in Queenstown.

The Australian / UK / US co-production stars Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), Holly Hunter (The Piano, Saving Grace), Peter Mullan (War Horse, Trainspotting) and David Wenham (Killing Time, Australia).

It will air in Australia on UKTV.

Produced by Academy Award winners Emile Sherman and Iain Canning (The King’s Speech, Shame) of See-Saw Films, and Philippa Campbell (Black Sheep) of Escapade Pictures, Top of the Lake is a powerful and haunting mystery about the search for happiness in a paradise where honest work is hard to find. Set in the remote mountains of New Zealand, the story follows the disappearance of a five months pregnant 12-year-old named Tui who was last seen standing chest deep in a frozen lake. In this classic mythic struggle, investigating detective, Robin Griffin (Moss), must lose herself in order to find the missing girl. During the investigation, she collides with Matt Mitcham (Mullan), Tui’s father, a local drug lord, and G.J (Hunter), a guru at a local women’s camp. Robin will find this the case that tests her limits and sends her on a journey of self-discovery.

Top of the Lake was commissioned for UKTV by Deirdre Brennan, Director of Television for BBC Worldwide Australia. Top of the Lake is co-produced by UKTV in Australia and New Zealand, BBC TWO in the UK and Sundance Channel in the US. BBC Worldwide distributes the television series internationally and also wholly owns UKTV in Australia and New Zealand.

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