Poppy Montgomery to lead new Pacific drama

Aussie Poppy Montgomery (Without a Trace, Unforgettable) has the lead in a new US-French co-production, Reef Break.

The series, to screen on ABC (US), will revolve around a woman who is a former thief who now works as a “fixer” for the governor of a fictional island in the Pacific.

The series is based on an idea of Montgomery’s, who is also an executive producer with showrunner Ken Sanzel (Numb3rs, Blue Bloods, Ironside).

“It’s an exhilarating and suspenseful ride set against some of the most beautiful locations,” said Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment.

Keli Lee, managing director of international content, platforms and talent for ABC Studios International, added, “We anticipate a series that will engage audiences around the world and are thrilled to work with our partners, M6 (France) and ABC Network on this truly global initiative.”

With a straight to series order of 13 episodes it will be distributed by Disney Media Distribution, which could see it land on Seven in Australia.

Source: Variety


  1. Never a good sign that the setting is fictional-Tahiti or New Caledonia not good enough? Even ‘Murder In Paradise’ suffers from nonsense like left hand drive vehicles because the fictional island was supposed to be French territory in the early 19th century before traffic!

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