With a busy year, she has only just finished completing Jack Irish, and prior to that A Place to Call Home.
In the 8 part series, Janet is seconded from the DPP to lead a Royal Commission into a deadly upsurge in gun crime.
An ABC release indicates, “Conscripting solicitors Richard Stirling (Hamish Michael) and Lina Badir (Andrea Demetriades), and the ambitious Owen Mitchell (Damian Walshe-Howling) as Counsel Assisting, and with coercive powers Detective Andy Campbell (Christopher Morris) can only dream of, Janet and her team peel back the complex layers of intrigue underpinning the illicit trade in weapons. Compelled by her own demons to expose the truth, Janet must confront political and personal enemies that will lead to a shocking reveal that threatens all she holds dear.”
Completing the cast are Peter Kowitz, Leah Purcell, Terry Serio, Philip Quast, Anita Hegh, Aaron Jeffrey, Genevieve Hegney, Nicholas Hope and Ewen Leslie.
Series producer is Karl Zwicky, with Lisa Scott as producer, Hilary Bonney and Marta Dusseldorp as associate producers, and Greg Haddrick as executive producer for Screentime. Written by Haddrick, Stuart Page, Niki Aken, Felicity Packard and Jane Allen, the series is being directed by Peter Andrikidis, Ian Watson and Grant Brown.
Greg Haddrick said “Janet King resonated with audiences and critics alike, and we are delighted to be bringing back Australia’s favourite Crown Prosecutor for an explosive second season.”
Carole Sklan, Head of ABC TV Fiction said, “Marta Dusseldorp has become a much-loved presence on our screens, and we’re thrilled to have her returning with this brilliant cast for such a compelling drama.”
The series is will return in 2016.