Airdate: Fighting Season

Six part drama about Australian soldiers returning from Afghanistan begins in late October.

New Foxtel drama series Fighting Season begins in late October.

The six part drama about Australian soldiers returning from Afghanistan, stars Jay Ryan, Ewen Leslie, and Kate Mulvany plus George Pullar, Marco Alosio, Julian Maroun, Paul De Gelder, Sarah Armanious and Sabryna Walters.

Also appearing are Rhys Muldoon, Lucy Bell, Lex Marinos, David Roberts, Camilla Ah Kin, Ching Po and Jay Lagaiai.

Set in 2010, a platoon of soldiers returns from Afghanistan after a controversial mission, one marred by bitter mistakes and cover-ups. Fighting Season is the story of these men, the unfolding mystery of what really happened, and the impact keeping this secret has on them and their families.

Helmed by the award-winning Director Kate Woods (Looking for Alibrandi), who returns to Australia after a decade in the US working on shows such as Law and Order SVU, Nashville and Suits, along with dynamic Director Ben Lucas (Wasted on the Young).

Produced by Goalpost Pictures (Cleverman,The Sapphires) and written by Blake Ayshford (Barracuda, Devil’s Playground) is a compelling mystery regarding a possible cover-up, where the lines between killer and family man, between hero and victim, between truth and imagination, are constantly shifting.

Executive Producers are Penny Win, Rosemary Blight and Ben Grant. Producers are Kylie du Fresne, Elisa Argenzio and Blake Ayshford. Fighting Season has development and production investment from Screen Australia and Screen NSW.

8.30pm Sunday October 28 on Showcase.

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