Seven unveils 2017 slate including Blue Murder: Killer Cop and Hoges
Blue Murder: Killer Cop.
The Seven Network has revealed its programming slate for the coming 18 months. Among it are a number of new Australia dramas, including: Olivia Newton-John, Warnie, Hoges: The Paul Hogan Story and the anticipated Blue Murder: Killer Cop, which sees Richard Roxburgh reprise his role as Roger Rogerson.
The network has also confirmed that The Secret Daughter, Wanted and 800 Words will return in 2017.
Also new for Seven are Million Dollar Cold Case, Yummy Mummies, The Aussie Property Flippers and Murder Uncovered. The network has also touted a controversial new show – “now being filmed under a veil of secrecy” – which it claims will be the most talked about program of 2017.
Seven has confirmed reality mainstays My Kitchen Rules, House Rules, First Dates and Seven Year Switch for new seasons.
New international titles secured by the network include Trial and Error and Training Day.
Seven’s director of network programming Angus Ross said the network was well placed over the coming twelve months.
“We have great event and drama franchises and an extraordinary sports portfolio. We look forward to building on our ten consecutive years of leadership in primetime as we launch 2017 with the Australian Open and Australia’s most successful programme, My Kitchen Rules.”
Seven has also confirmed Platform 7, the company’s new digital content division which will be pitched at millennials and create bespoke “digital first” content for social media channels.
Seven has renewed a long-term partnership with the AFL for 2017, and will have the rights to air the Rugby League World Cup, The Australian Open, the Olympic Winter Games and the Commonwealth Games. Seven will also be the network for the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.
Seven West Media CEO Tim Worner said the Seven Network was “about delivering the best to our audiences wherever they may be and on any screen.”
“We are unleashing more live events – across sports and our primetime. We are commissioning great Australian dramas. Our track record of success over the past decade provides us with the confidence to expand and build our market-leading content and delivery presence across all screens,” he said.
New Australian Drama:
BLUE MURDER: KILLER COP
Richard Roxburgh reprises his heralded portrayal of Australia’s most notorious former detective Roger Rogerson in Blue Murder: Killer Cop, leading an all-star cast including Toni Collette, Matt Nable, Dan Wyllie, Emma Booth, Justin Smith, Damian Walshe-Howling, Steve Le Marquand, Aaron Pedersen, Aaron Jeffery – and reprising their original roles, Tony Martin and Peter Phelps. A floating body, a drug deal gone wrong, and two former detectives the perpetrators. Life imprisonment is the end of Roger Rogerson’s story. The last Blue Murder ended with his expulsion in disgrace from the NSW Police Force. In this instalment, Rogerson struggles to make a living in a world that’s rapidly changing, caught between the pressures of criminals, police and a love that might save him. Written by Peter Schreck, directed by Michael Jenkins, produced by Michael Jenkins and Carol Hughes, and executive produced by John Edwards, Richard Roxburgh and Julie McGauran, Blue Murder: Killer Cop is an Endemol Shine Australia production for Seven, made with the assistance of Screen Australia and Screen NSW.
HOGES: THE PAUL HOGAN STORY
Starring Josh Lawson as Paul Hogan, Ryan Corr as John “Strop” Cornell and Justine Clarke as Noelene Hogan, Hoges: The Paul Hogan Story charts the meteoric rise of working-class Australian icon Paul Hogan whose easy, wise-cracking persona took him from the pylons of the Sydney Harbour Bridge to the heights of a Golden Globe win, Oscar-nominated adulation, unprecedented box-office success and international superstardom, meanwhile forging powerful and enduring relationships along the way. Written by Keith Thompson and Marieke Hardy, directed by Kevin Carlin, produced by Brett Popplewell and executive produced by Jo Porter and Julie McGauran, Hoges: The Paul Hogan Story is a FremantleMedia Australia production for Seven, made with the assistance of Screen Australia and Screen Queensland.
Celebrating how a nice girl can finish first, the story of Olivia Newton-John charts her trailblazing personal, musical and uniquely female journey through one of the world’s toughest industries. Selling over 100 million records to become the number one recording artist in the world and starring in one of the most loved film musicals of all time, Olivia is a true Australian hero and survivor who’s lived her life in the goldfish bowl of public attention, learning along the way to harness the power of her fame and defining her greatest success by what she has been able to give back. Directed by Shawn Seet, produced by Margot McDonald and executive produced by Jo Porter and Julie McGauran, Olivia Newton-John is a FremantleMedia Australia production for Seven, made with the assistance of Screen Australia and Film Victoria.
Shane Warne is a walking tabloid headline. Women, parties, women, high-life and women. He loved being married but couldn’t help himself. And as he rolled from scandal to scandal he was also, through all this, the greatest cricketer of his generation. Warnie explores the paradox that is the most admired, criticised and publicised Australian sportsman of the century. Written by Matt Ford, produced by Kerrie Mainwaring and executive produced by Rory Callaghan and Julie McGauran, Warnie is a Screentime, a Banijay Group company, production for Seven, made with the assistance of Screen Australia and Film Victoria.
New Australian True Crime:
Groundbreaking. Powerful. Gripping. Heart stopping. Murder Uncovered is a breakthrough investigative news series that will blow wide open some of the worst, most infamous cases of unsolved killings and crimes in Australian criminal history. Each episode will revisit a different case that enraged and engaged the country, featuring new evidence, major breakthroughs and fresh leads that will have you questioning everything. Featuring award-winning journalist Michael Usher, chilling new details will be uncovered from never-before-given interviews with eyewitnesses to the crimes, the detectives who investigated, the victims, the prime suspects, and in some cases even the murderers – in their own words. From the team that made the critically-acclaimed In Cold Blood: The Chris Lane Story, Murder Uncovered will dramatically revitalise the crime genre. Just when you thought you knew it all…
MILLION DOLLAR COLD CASE
Million Dollar Cold Case is cracking open the files of unsolved murders that have frustrated police and devastated grieving families for years. Police are determined to catch the killers, and have offered one million dollar rewards to help solve these horrific crimes. Million Dollar Cold Case takes the viewer inside each investigation as cold case detectives track down the murderer. They have a message for the killers – you will be caught. Someone, somewhere knows who did it.
New Australian Docs:
In this brand new series from Seven Productions, these stunning young mums have model good looks, glamorous lives and are never seen without their high heels and designer wear – but their best accessory is their baby bump. As the Italian family from Adelaide get ready to celebrate the arrival of their new princess, things become very competitive when they try to outdo the Melbourne yummy mummies with the most lavish baby showers, extravagant push presents and luxurious babymoons. When these yummy mummies get together, nothing, and no subject, is off limits. But their glamorous, perfect lives are about to change and they have no idea what’s in store because… the babies are coming!
THE AUSSIE PROPERTY FLIPPERS
In this brand new series from Seven Productions, we follow Aussie couples who have found a way to get rich quick. They buy homes, they renovate, they sell – all in just a few short weeks. But with big reward comes big risk. Will it be flip or flop? And what are the secrets to their success?