The eight part series will commence shooting next month with further cast announcements to follow.
Debicki will play Doctor Anna Macy who finds herself inexplicably linked to the cases of two girls who have mysteriously disappeared in identical circumstances in the wilds of Tasmania 15 years apart. She must delve into her troubled past and face some truths about herself and the “otherworldly nature” of a gothic landscape.
Le Nevez will play a police detective, described as a manipulative and dangerous antagonist to Anna Macy.
Foxtel Executive Director of Television Brian Walsh said “Elizabeth Debicki and Matt Le Nevez are two outstanding Australian talents and to have secured them both is a great indication of the calibre and intriguing mystery of The Kettering Incident, another compelling addition to Foxtel’s Australian drama slate.
“The Tasmanian setting is also an integral part of the storytelling and it is very exciting to be the first television drama series to explore the creative opportunities of the state’s captivating landscapes and dark wilderness.”
Vincent Sheehan said “We are very excited to have Elizabeth Debicki and Matt Le Nevez sign on and sign up for the unique creative adventures of our series. They join an impressive ensemble of talent both in front and behind the camera.”
The Kettering Incident is being produced by Vincent Sheehan of Porchlight Films (Animal Kingdom, The Hunter, The Rover) in association with Sweet Potato Films’ Victoria Madden as co-creator and producer and Foxtel’s Commissioning Editor of Drama Penny Win is executive producer.
It will be directed by Rowan Woods and Tony Krawitz with writers Victoria Madden, Andrew Knight, Cate Shortland and Louise Fox. Andy Walker is the series producer.
The Kettering Incident will be filmed entirely on location in Tasmania, around Kettering, Bruny Island and south eastern Tasmania, and has secured funding from Screen Australia and Screen Tasmania. BBC Worldwide has the international distribution rights.
It is expected to air on SoHo in 2015.