Cast have been revealed for the four-part crime thriller, Dead Lucky, coming to SBS.
Rachel Griffiths plays a detective obsessed with catching an armed robber who murdered one of her junior officers, her new trainee (Yoson An) blames her for the death of his best friend. The story surrounds a share-house of international students, a pair of corrupt shop owners, a grieving widow and a gunman, who all collide, leaving one dead and another missing.
The cast also includes Rhys Muldoon, Annie Maynard, Xana Tang, Ian Meadows, Brooke Satchwell, Matt Nable, Justine Clarke, Lincoln Younes, Simon Burke, Aldo Mignone, Sara West, Sarah Thamin, Tessa de Josselin and Mojean Aria.
The series by Ellie Beaumont & Drew Proffitt (House Husbands) will be directed by David Caesar and produced by Subtext Pictures.
Dead Lucky marks the third upcoming drama for SBS with Sunshine due in September and Safe Harbour now expected in 2018.
Filming begins in Sydney this week.
Updated: Rachel Griffiths said: “I am thrilled to be starting Dead Lucky with world-class storytellers Ellie Beaumont and Drew Proffitt. To be able to work with our incredible crews and make content here in Sydney that can meet an international market is a dream and privilege. I am just glad I don’t have to be dead to be so lucky!”
SBS Director of Television and Online Content, Marshall Heald said: “Dead Lucky continues SBS’s run of premium, thought-provoking dramas exploring social themes which resonate deeply with Australian audiences. A high-energy crime thriller through the streets of Sydney, the story of Dead Lucky is built on the complexities and tensions in cross-cultural relationships, and particularly delves into the experience of international students and what it means to belong in Australia.
“We are delighted to be working with the team at newly formed Subtext Pictures, who bring their impressive drama credits to this new series.”
Subtext Pictures’ Ellie Beaumont and Drew Proffitt said: “We’re excited to be launching Subtext and working with the brilliant Rachel Griffiths and our unbelievably talented cast and crew. We thank SBS, Screen Australia, Create NSW and DRG for backing the new showrunner-owned indie on the block.”