Lovers of Australian television drama will be rewarded as ABC TV have announced that popular series Janet King, Rake, Jack Irish, The Code and The Doctor Blake Mysteries will be returning to our small screens.
Marta Dusseldorp will be undertaking a role in the second series of Janet King; in the fourth series of Rake, Richard Roxburge will be returning to the role of Cleaver Greene; and Guy Pearce will partake in the new six-part series based on Peter Temple’s top-selling crime book series, Jack Irish: The Series.
Reprising his role in the fourth outing of The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Craig McLachlan will be playing the charming Dr Lucien Blake; also Dan Spielman and Ashley Zuckerman are set to return in thriller series, The Code.
ABC Head of Fiction, Carole Sklan states: “ABC TV is very happy to be able to bring back this collection of hugely entertaining, favourite dramas. They feature such a wonderful, eclectic mix of indelible characters.”
ABC Head of Programming, Brendan Dahill quotes: “This sensational line-up of proven drama titles further cements ABC’s commitment to telling challenging, authentic and entertaining Australian stories. We’re thrilled to continue working with such sterling talent and creative teams to produce quality drama that our audiences love.”
Janet King: Series 2 commences filming in October. A Screentime production. Executive Producer Greg Haddrick, Series Producer Karl Zwicky, Producer Lisa Scott. (8 x 60min)
Rake: Series 4 commences filming in September. Produced by Essential Media and Blow by Blow. Producers Ian Collie, Peter Duncan, Richard Roxburgh (8 x 60min)
Jack Irish: The Series commences filming in August. An Essential Media & Entertainment production. Producers Ian Collie and Andrew Knight. (6 x 60min)
The Doctor Blake Mysteries: Series 4 commences filming in September. A December Media production. Executive Producer Tony Wright. Produced by George Adams. (8 x 60min)
The Code: Series 2 commences filming in August. A Playmaker production. Created by Shelley Birse, Producers David Maher, David Taylor, Di Haddon, Shelley Birse. (6 x 60min)
For more information, follow ABC TV’s website here: http://www.abc.net.au/tv/