Naveen Andrews joins Last King of the Cross

Luke Arnold and Matuse also join season two set in Sydney's Oxford St nighclub scene.

UK actor Naveen Andrews (Lost, The Dropout, The English Patient) has joined Season 2 of Last King of The Cross for Paramount+.

Now filming in Sydney, Season Two sees John Ibtahim’s sights set on capturing the glittering prize of Oxford Street, Sydney’s nightclub empire. Naveen Andrews will play fictional character of Ray Kinnock, who is determined to either keep John out, or take him down.

Also featuring are Luke Arnold (Scrublands, INXS: Never Tear Us Apart) and Matuse (The Fall Guy, Furiosa), who will play Dean Taylor and Benny respectively, two new drug lords hell-bent on bringing their booming trade into John’s clubs.

Paramount Australia’s Creative Advisor Drama, Rick Maier said: “Going up against the Ibrahims on screen is no easy task. Naveen promises to give Lincoln and Claude a run for their money. He’s a brilliant actor, and a fantastic inclusion for series two.

“The addition of Luke and Matuse only add weight to the feeling that this is the hottest ticket in town for actors keen to join this red hot ensemble. They will be terrific.”

Executive Producer for Helium, Mark Fennessy said: “Naveen is a highly respected and celebrated actor who has captivated audiences with stunning performances in major hits such as Lost, The English Patient, Bride and Prejudice and more recently The Dropout. A massive addition to Last King of The Cross, as our primary antagonist, he brings a delicious mix of cool and class to a diverse and multi-talented cast”.

Last King of The Cross is a Helium Pictures production for Paramount+ Australia with Cineflix Rights as the exclusive international distribution partner. The series has received major production investment from Paramount Australia in association with Screen Australia and is financed with support from Screen NSW through the Made in NSW fund and Fulcrum Media Finance. Post, digital and visual effects supported by Screen NSW and Screen Queensland.

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