Janet King starts production

07 October, 2015 by IF

Janet King season 2 begins production this week with Marta Dusseldorp reprising her lead role.

In the second series, King is seconded from the DPP to lead a Royal Commission into a deadly upsurge in gun crime. 


King is joined by conscripting solicitors Richard Stirling (Hamish Michael) and Lina Badir (Andrea Demetriades), and the ambitious Owen Mitchell (Damian Walshe-Howling) as Counsel Assisting.

With coercive powers Detective Andy Campbell (Christopher Morris) can only dream of, King and her team peel back the complex layers of intrigue underpinning the illicit trade in weapons. 

Completing the cast are Peter Kowitz, Leah Purcell, Terry Serio, Philip Quast, Anita Hegh, Aaron Jeffrey, Genevieve Hegney, Nicholas Hope and Ewen Leslie.

The series is produced by Screentime, a Banijay Group company, and series produced by Karl Zwicky, produced by Lisa Scott, with Hilary Bonney and Marta Dusseldorp as associate producers, and Greg Haddrick as executive producer. 

It is written by Haddrick, Stuart Page, Niki Aken, Felicity Packard and Jane Allen.

Peter Andrikidis, Ian Watson and Grant Brown will direct.

Screentime’s Greg Haddrick said Janet King resonated with audiences and critics alike.

"We are delighted to be bringing back Australia’s favourite Crown Prosecutor for an explosive second season.”

Head of ABC TV fiction, Carole Sklan,  said, Marta Dusseldorp had become a much-loved presence on our screens.

"We’re thrilled to have her returning with this brilliant cast for such a compelling drama,” She said.

Produced in association with Screen NSW, Janet King is a Screentime production for ABC TV.