HUGO Weaving has taken top billing on the all-star Australian call sheet for a new six-part ABC drama series, Seven Types Of Ambiguity.
The literary adaptation of Elliot Perlman’s extraordinary novel by the same name, the psychological mystery will follow seven characters and the risks they take for love.
The thriller, which has begun filming in Melbourne, also stars Alex Dimitriades (The Principal), Leeanna Walsman (Prisoner), Xavier Samuel (A Few Best Men), Anthony Hayes (Devil’s Dust), Andrea Demetriades (Janet King) and Susie Porter (Puberty Blues).
When a seven-year-old boy is taken from school, his parents (Walsman and Dimitriades) are frantic.
While the boy is returned unharmed, police arrest the mother’s ex-boyfriend (Samuel) and then investigate his suspected accomplice (Demetriades) who “has a salacious connection” to the boy’s father.
Before long, all seven characters find themselves “pulled into the mystery of uncovering just why Simon really took Sam.”’
Adding to the A-grade cast, the Matchbox Pictures production have drawn together a world-class creative crew behind the camera, including a directing team of Glendyn Ivin (Beaconsfield, Gallipoli), Ana Kokkinos (Head On, The Secret Life Of Us) and Matthew Saville (Tangle, Please Like Me).
Producers Tony Ayres (The Slap) and Amanda Higgs (Time Of Our Lives) have also hired a high-calibre writing team lead by Jacqueline Perske (Love My Way), Jonathan Gavin (Offspring) and Marieke Hardy (Laid).
The series will air later this year on the ABC.
Source: The Daily Telegraph
Filming has begun in Melbourne on a new 6 part drama for ABC, Seven Types Of Ambiguity.
Based on a novel by Elliot Perlman, the psychological mystery is told from the shifting perspectives of seven characters, and the risks people take in the name of love.
The cast features Hugo Weaving, Alex Dimitriades, Leeanna Walsman, Xavier Samuel, Anthony Hayes, Andrea Demetriades and Susie Porter.
Six-year-old Sam Geraghty is taken from his school. Much to the relief of his parents Anna and Joe, Sam is found unharmed hours later and the police arrest ex-schoolteacher, Simon Heywood. But this is far from an open and shut case as it turns out that Simon is Anna’s ex-lover, and his neighbour and possible accomplice Angela has an intriguing connection to Joe. Soon Simon’s psychiatrist and ally Dr Alex Klima, his lawyer Gina, and even Joe’s best mate Mitch get pulled into the vortex where relationships become entangled and moral dilemmas abound about who really is at fault. And it’s not a matter of who took Sam, but a question of why.
Produced by Tony Ayres Amanda Higgs it is written by Jacqueline Perske, Marieke Hardy and Jonathan Gavin, with Glendyn Ivin, Ana Kokkinos and Matthew Saville directing.
Source: TV Tonight