Foxtel has now confirmed the cast for its new political thriller mini-series Secret City, which began filming in Canberra this week.
Joining previously-announce cast Jacki Weaver, Anna Torv, Dan Wyllie and Damon Herriman are:
Alex Dimitriades (The Slap, The Principal) as ASIO officer Charles Dancer
Alan Dale (NCIS, The X Files, Ugly Betty, 24, The West Wing) as Australian Prime Minister Martin Toohey
Mekhi Phifer (ER, Divergent, 8 Mile) as US Ambassador Moreton
Sacha Horler (Crownies, The Dressmaker) as the PM’s Chief of Staff, Ludie Sypek
Marcus Graham (Janet King, Crownies) as political correspondent Andrew “Griff” Griffiths
Miranda Tapsell (Love Child) as Canberra journalist Sasha Rose
Eugenia Yuan (Memoirs of a Geisha, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend) as Weng Meigui, wife of the Chinese ambassador
Benedict Samuel (The Walking Dead) as Canberra University tutor Felix Crawford
Justin Smith (Devil’s Playground, Deadline Gallipoli) as ASD Director William Vaughn
Brenna Harding (Puberty Blues) as Canberra University student Cassie
Matt Zeremes (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries) as Senior Constable Sean Brimmer
Chris Haywood (Beneath Hill 60, Shine) as Lloyd Rankin, former Head of Mission in China
Max Cullen (The Great Gatsby, Devil’s Playground) as Les Gordon, Kim’s father
Inspired by Chris Uhlmann and Steve Lewis’ novels The Marmalade Files and The Mandarin Code, the six-part series set in a world of secrets, lies, murder and betrayal – beneath the placid facade of Canberra. Amidst rising tension between China and America, journalist Harriet Dunkley (Torv) will uncover a secret city of interlocked conspiracies, putting innocent lives in danger – including her own.
Secret City has been written by Matt Cameron (Jack Irish, Old School), Belinda Chayko (The Gods of Wheat Street, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Old School) and Greg Waters (Janet King, Devil’s Dust), who is also Script Producer.
It will be directed by Emma Freeman (Glitch, Tangle, Hawke, Puberty Blues). Joanna Werner (Dance Academy, Ready For This) will produce with Executive Producers as Foxtel’s Head of Drama Penny Win, and Penny Chapman, from Matchbox Pictures.
The miniseries, which will be filmed at Parliament House, the National Gallery, the Australian National University and around Lake Burley Griffin, will air on Showcase in 2016.