TV1 series Killing Time to air this year in Oz
Controversial TV1 series Killing Time will be seen on Australian TV this year, a spokesman has confirmed.
“We definitely anticipate running this year but no date is set yet,” the TV1 spokesman told IF.
The 10-part crime series, starring David Wenham as top lawyer Andrew Fraser, made its premiere on New Zealand’s Prime channel last week but hasn’t yet been seen locally due to a pending court case that Fraser is involved in.
It was originally going to air in Australia last September.
Wenham said it was disappointing for Australia that it screened in New Zealand beforehand, but that it would air “sooner rather than later” on local shores.
“I think it’s a really wonderful piece of television,” the Sydney-based actor told IF.
“The story itself is utterly compelling, it’s fascinating.”
Fraser was one of the country's most successful criminal lawyers, but eventually ended up behind bars for drug trafficking. The FremantleMedia miniseries is based on one of Fraser’s books of the same name.
"He’s lived an extraordinary life and from a viewer’s perspective I think you sit and watch with your bottom jaw down on the carpet, it’s quite incredible,” Wenham said.
“It’s crime-genre but the wonderful thing is it’s not your normal stuff we’ve seen on telly over the past few years – this is from a completely different perspective.”
The series was shot in Melbourne almost exactly a year ago.