New ABC mini-series Janet King begins production

21 January, 2013 by Brendan Swift

ABC Crownies spin-off, Janet King, has started production.

The eight-hour legal mini-series marks the return of Marta Dusseldorp (A Place to Call Home, Jack Irish) as Crownies senior crown prosecutor Janet King.


Joining the cast are Vince Colosimo (Underbelly) as chief superintendent Jack Rizzoli and Damian Walshe-Howling (Underbelly) as rising star prosecutor Owen Mitchell. Other new cast members include John Howard (Packed to the Rafters), Sonia Todd (Rake), Jessica Napier (Sea Patrol), Deborah Kennedy (Rake) and Tiriel Mora (Rake).

Former Crownies cast members who are returning include Hamish Michael, Ella Scott Lynch, Andrea Demetriades, Peter Kowitz, Christopher Morris, Indiana Evans, Jeanette Cronin, Aimee Pedersen and Lewis Fitz-Gerald.

The series is being produced by Screentime for the ABC.

Screentime’s executive chairman, Des Monaghan said: “Screentime is delighted that the strength of this production has attracted such an outstanding calibre of cast, to realise characters both new and returning. They will join some of this country's most talented writers, directors and producers to bring Janet King to vibrant life on screen.”

ABC TV head of fiction, Carole Sklan said: “Marta Dusseldorp is compelling and captivating as the character, Janet King. Janet returns to the DPP to confront a high-profile murder and a conspiracy which will threaten to unravel her life and everything she loves.”