The thriller was announced last week at the Seven Upfronts, as Gibney’s character leads an investigation into a shocking crime in a country town.
The casting reunites the two former Flying Doctors actors, with O’Brien to play her police inspector and one-time lover.
Gibney told News Corp, “Obviously we have that chemistry, and it’s a tried and trusted chemistry but the great thing is people haven’t seen it for a long time. So it’s a fresh approach in some respects and a lot of people will be watching the show thinking ‘I haven’t seen these guys together; It’s lucky for us we do have a shorthand way of talking already because we know each other well.”
IF reports the concept and screenplay came from Sarah Smith (Wild Boys, Rescue: Special Ops) and Michaeley O’Brien ( Serangoon Road, Underbelly, Rescue Special Ops, City Homicide, McLeod’s Daughters, Sea Patrol, Blue Heelers).
Samantha Lang (The Monkey’s Mask, My Place, Packed to the Rafters ) will direct.
Bill Hughes (Phoenix, Home and Away, All Saints, Winners & Losers, McLeod’s Daughters) and Smith are producing, with Gibney as co-producer and Seven’s head of drama Julie McGauran as executive producer.
Cast gathered for a script read yesterday, with shooting to begin in 2 weeks time.