Rachel Griffiths will lead the cast of new SBS drama series Dead Lucky, set to start shooting this week.
A four-part crime thriller produced by the newly-formed Subtext Pictures, Dead Lucky follows two feuding detectives as they hunt down a killer leaving a trailer of broken lives across the city.
Griffiths will play Grace Gibbs, obsessed with catching the armed robber who murdered her junior officer. Charlie Fung (Yoson An, Grace), her new trainee, blames Grace for the death of his best friend.
Other cast members include Mojean Aria (The Bronx Bull), Xana Tang (The Letdown), Aldo Mignone (A Place To Call Home), Anna Samson (Wake In Fright – The Television Series), Ian Meadows (The Wrong Girl, The Moodys), Rhys Muldoon (Fighting Season, House Husbands), Annie Maynard (Upper Middle Bogan, Paper Giants), Brooke Satchwell (Jack Irish, Wonderland), Simon Burke (Devil’s Playground), Sara West (Don’t Tell, Peter Allen: The Boy Next Door), Sarah Thamin (Hyde & Seek), Tessa de Josselin (Holding The Man), Lincoln Younes (Down Under) with Matt Nable(Jasper Jones, Barracuda) and Justine Clarke (Hoges, Red Dog: True Blue).
Dead Lucky has been created and written by Ellie Beaumont and Drew Proffitt, who are producing with Diane Haddon, while David Caesar will direct. Executive producers are Sue Masters for SBS and Ellie Beaumont, Drew Proffitt, Nina Stevenson and Greg Sitch. The series has received major production investment fro Screen Australia in association with Create NSW. DRG is handing international distribution.
Beaumont and Proffitt said: “We’re excited to be launching Subtext and working with the brilliant Rachel Griffiths and our unbelievably talented cast and crew. We thank SBS, Screen Australia, Create NSW and DRG for backing the new showrunner-owned indie on the block.”