Nine’s new mini-series Informer 3838 will screen in two week’s time.
The 2 part Screentime-produced drama centres around notorious “Lawyer X” police informer Nicola Gobbo played by Ella Scott Lynch.
It sees the return Gyton Grantley as Carl Williams, Robert Mammone as Tony Mokbel and Rhys Muldoon as police informer Terrence Hodson plus Stephen Peacocke, Richard Davies, Olympia Valance, Jane Harber and Hollie Andrew.
Foxtel also announced plans for a Lawyer X drama a year ago but is yet to commence production.
Informer 3838 is based on the sensational story of Nicola Gobbo (Ella Scott Lynch) who was the go-to defence lawyer in Melbourne’s deadly gangland wars, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Carl Williams, Tony Mokbel, the Morans and the Carlton Crew while she acted as a police informer on her own clients.
While Nicola Gobbo knew the underworld’s dirty secrets, they had no idea of hers. She played both sides and risked everything to double-cross many of Australia’s most notorious gangsters.
Informer 3838 goes behind the headlines to show how Nicola Gobbo’s secret double life helped police win the gangland wars, which triggered a Royal Commission and left her in fear of her life.
Throughout the gangland wars Nicola Gobbo was the ultimate double agent. She broke all the rules and betrayed everyone, at huge personal cost. Why did she do it? How did she manage to fool so many dangerous crims? And what drove the police to take the extraordinary risk of using her as an informer?
Informer 3838 is produced by Screentime (a Banijay Group company), makers of the hit Underbelly series, with assistance from Screen NSW.
Monday, April 20, at 8.45pm on Nine.