Elizabeth Debicki will play a doctor who is linked to the cases of two girls who mysteriously disappear in the wilds of Tasmania 15 years apart and fights to clear her name in The Kettering Incident.
Matt Le Nevez has been cast as a detective who becomes a manipulative and dangerous antagonist to her character in the eight hour series which starts shooting in Tasmania next month.
Foxtel commissioned the drama, the first collaboration between writer/producer Vicki Madden’s Sweet Potato Films and Porchlight Films.
The directors are Rowan Woods and Tony Krawitz, with scripts by Madden, Andrew Knight, Cate Shortland and Louise Fox. Andy Walker is the series producer.
Screen Australia and Screen Tasmania are investors in the $15 million production and BBC Worldwide has international sales rights.
Madden’s writing credits include Lynda La Plante's Trial and Retribution, The Bill, Blood Brothers, Sea Patrol, Water Rats, McLeod’s Daughters and The Flying Doctors.
Debicki, who won the AACTA award for best supporting actress in The Great Gatsby, stars in three upcoming films: Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard ; Guy Ritchie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E with Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer and Hugh Grant; and Baltasar Kormákur’s Everest with Jake Gyllenhaal, Keira Knightley and Sam Worthington.