Aden Young and American Sam Trammell are playing fathers – one of whom is a serial killer – in Reckoning, a 10-part psychological thriller produced by Playmaker Media.
Commissioned by Sony Pictures Television Networks, the California-set series is now shooting in Sydney with the assistance of Create NSW. Shawn Seet is the set-up director.
Young (Rectify, The Disappearance) plays Mike with Trammell (The Fault In Our Stars, True Blood) as Leo. Living in the same town, they try to do what’s best for the people they love and the families they protect.
However as they struggle to suppress their inner demons the murder of a local teenager sets them on a course of mutual destruction that will reverberate through their quiet community.
Created by David Hubbard (Noel) who is co-showrunner with David Eick (Battlestar Galactica, Falling Skies), Reckoning is executive produced by Playmaker’s David Taylor and David Maher (Bite Club, The Code, Chosen) and produced by Diane Haddon (The Code, Friday On My Mind).
The ensemble cast includes Simone Kessell (Pine Gap, The Crossing), Laura Gordon (Undertow, Secret City 2), Gloria Garayua (How To Get Away With Murder, Bounty Hunters) Mitzi Ruhlmann (Hiding, The Code), Milly Alcock (Pine Gap, Fighting Season), Ed Oxenbould (Wildlife, Paper Planes), Finn Little (Tidelands, Angel of Mine), Anthony Phelan (The Kettering Incident, Deep Water) and Diana Glenn (The Slap, Secrets and Lies).
Seet (The Code, Storm Boy), who will also serve as an EP, is directing along with Jennifer Leacey (Bite Club, Pulse) and Peter Andrikidis (Bite Club, Underbelly Files: Chopper).
Young is best known for his role as Daniel Holden in SundanceTV’s Rectify. Recently he appeared in Canadian miniseries The Disappearance and in the upcoming features, thriller Angelique’s Isle and comedy-drama Elsewhere.
Trammell played Sam Merlotte in HBO’s True Blood and last year guested on NBC’s This Is Us. His upcoming projects include Fox 2000’s Roxann Dawson-directed drama Breakthrough.
There is no word yet on the Australian broadcaster. Sony Pictures Television Distribution will handle worldwide sales of the series, which will debut next year. It will screen on Sony’s channels including AXN in select territories in Europe and Latin America.
“We are excited to have Aden and Sam leading a talented ensemble cast to bring this riveting and suspenseful thriller to life,” said Taylor and Maher.