Joining previously-announced Elizabeth Debicki and Matt Le Nevez are Henry Nixon, Alison Whyte, Kris McQuade, Anthony Phelan, Sacha Horler, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Ben Oxenbould, Dylan Young, Neil Pigot, Damon Gameau, Suzi Dougherty and Kevin MacIsaac.
Newcomers include Brad Kannegiesser, Katie Robertson, Marcus Hensley, Nathan Spencer and Matt Burton. Several cast are Tassie-based performers.
The 8 part series produced and co-created by Vincent Sheehan of Porchlight Films in association with Sweet Potato Films’ Victoria Madden as co-creator, producer and show runner, is set against a gothic landscape.
Elizabeth Debicki plays the leading role of Dr Anna Macy, who returns to the small town she left as a teenager and finds herself linked to the disappearances of two girls in the wilds of Tasmania 15 years apart. Le Nevez and Henry Nixon play two local policemen; Le Nevez is Brian Dutch, a manipulative and dangerous antagonist to Anna, and Nixon is Fergus McFadden, once her closest childhood friend.
Other roles include Anthony Phelan as Anna’s father Roy, who is surprised to see his daughter again and concerned about the stir she causes amongst the locals; Damien Garvey as Max Holloway, husband to Barbara (Sacha Horler) and father to Chloe (Sianoa Smit-McPhee), Tilda Cobham-Hervey as Eliza Grayson and Ben Oxenbould as Craig Grayson, Dylan Young as Dane Sullivan, Neil Pigot as Dominic Harrold, Damon Gameau as Jens Jorgensson, Suzi Dougherty as Renae Baxter and Kevin MacIsaac as Travis Kingston.
Tasmanian-based Madden is joined by Andrew Knight, Cate Shortland and Louise Fox as writers. The series directors are Rowan Woods and Tony Krawitz. Andy Walker is a producer and Foxtel’s Head of Drama Penny Win is executive producer.
Penny Win said, “Vincent Sheehan and Victoria Madden have gathered a remarkable congregation of creative and technical talents to bring this bold drama series to life. The Kettering Incident is an intriguing story, innately connected with the wild gothic beauty of Tasmania, and destined to enthral Foxtel subscribers when it premieres next year.”
Vincent Sheehan added, “We are very excited about the calibre of talent joining us for our great southern adventure. Being such a distinctive Tasmanian story, it was important for us to cast as many roles from the island as possible. The depth of local talent was beyond expectations further imbuing the series with an authentic sense of Tasmania, on many levels.”
It will air on SoHo in 2015.