The third series of ABC drama Janet King goes into production this week, with Marta Dusseldorp reprising her role as the titular character.
In the third season of the award winning series, Janet is embroiled in a world of illegal gambling, organised crime and money laundering, while investigating the tragic death of a young sports star. What begins as a spot betting investigation soon unmasks elite professional sportsmen and women’s connection to the shadowy underbelly of performance enhancing drugs, match fixing, kickbacks and ultimately … murder.
Series regulars Damian Walshe-Howling, Peter Kowitz, Christopher Morris, Andrea Demetriades, Anita Hegh and Hamish Michael will return and they will be joined by Don Hany, Robert Mammone, Susie Porter, Andrew Ryan, Huw Higginson, John Bach, Steve Le Marquand, Arka Das and Adam Demos.
Producer Screentime’s Greg Haddrick said “Established as a drama that tackles political, legal and social relevancies head on, this series of Janet King will delve into the world of match fixing and sports science. Marta Dusseldorp’s carriage of this character is exemplary, and we are delighted that this series has attracted such a high calibre of cast to work alongside our already established characters.”
Marta Dusseldorp has received a AACTA award for ‘Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama’ for her work on Janet King.