Don Hany joins Secret City cast

Further cast for Secret City: Under the Eagle have been announced by Foxtel.

Don Hany, Andrew MacFarlane. Joel Toebeck, Christopher Kirby, Tom Wren and Laura Gordon are amongst new cast members.

Filming for the second season of the political drama has been underway in Canberra and Sydney.

They join previously announced cast, Danielle Cormack and Rob Collins plus returning cast Anna Torv, Jacki Weaver, Sacha Horler, Marcus Graham and Justin Smith.

Don Hany will play Australian Prime Minister Ewan Garrity, Andrew MacFarlane plays Air Chief Marshall Wes Lockwood, Joel Tobeck plays Defence Minister Jim Hellier, Christopher Kirby plays US Ambassador to Australia Kip Buchanan, Tom Wren plays Energy Lobbyist Alex Berezin and Laura Gordon plays Drone pilot Caroline Treloar.

Secret City: Under the Eagle picks up with Harriet Dunkley (Torv), not long out of prison and who is unwittingly ensnared in a military and political cover-up with Catriona Bailey’s (Weaver) fingerprints all over it. Harriet’s search for the truth leads her back into Canberra’s corridors of power, this time working for a maverick Independent MP (Cormack). What she unearths is a military program so secret not even the Prime Minister knows about. Who is really running the country?

Secret City: Under the Eagle has been written by Matt Cameron (writer/co-producer/creator- Sunshine, writer/producer/creator- Jack Irish) and Belinda Chayko (showrunner/writer- Safe Harbour, story producer/writer- Barracuda) who both wrote for the first series and playwright Angela Betzien (Eggs, The Hanging) and Elise McCredie (Sunshine, Nowhere Boys).

Stephen Corvini (Safe Harbour, Hyde and Seek) will produce the series. Executive Producers are Foxtel’s Head of Drama Penny Win and Drama development executive Carly Heaton,

Penny Chapman from Matchbox Pictures and the series showrunner Matt Cameron.

Secret City: Under the Eagle will be directed by Tony Krawitz (The Kettering Incident, Devil’s Playground) and Daniel Nettheim (Doctor Who, Broadchurch).

The first series of Secret City was inspired by the best-selling novels The Marmalade Files and The Mandarin Code, written by political journalists Chris Uhlmann and Steve Lewis who join this series as story consultants.

Secret City: Under the Eagle is a Matchbox Pictures production for Foxtel, supported by Create NSW and Screen Canberra. The six part series will screen on Foxtel’s super drama channel, showcase. NBCUniversal International Distribution will distribute the series worldwide.

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