Network 10 and Paramount U.K. have announced casting details for their six-part crime thriller “North Shore”.
The series will be headlined by John Bradley (“Game of Thrones”), Joanne Froggatt (“Liar”, pictured above), Kirsty Sturgess (“Thirteen Lives”), Dan Spielman (“The Code”), Rob Carlton (“Paper Giants”) and Matt Passmore (“Frayed”). They will be supported by Rhys Muldoon (“New Gold Mountain”), Claire Lovering (“Class of ’07”) and Chris Alosio (“Surviving Summer”).
“North Shore” was created by Mike Bullen (“Cold Feet”) and directed by Gregor Jordan (“Two Hands”). It’s currently filming and is being produced by Diane Haddon (“The Secrets She Keeps” Season 2) and executive produced by Beach Road Pictures’ David Maher and David Taylor, Network 10’s Rick Maier and creator Bullen.
It is set on and around Sydney Harbour and follows the clash of cultures when British and Australian detectives team up to solve a complex murder mystery and uncover a conspiraxy with international political consequences.
Daniel Monaghan, senior VP of content and programming for Paramount Australia and New Zealand – owner of Network 10 – said local productions are a priority for the broadcaster.
“I’m certain ‘North Shore’ will be another gleaming example of great television that can be created right here in our own backyard,” he said.
“We are thrilled to be teaming up with Mike Bullen, Gregor Jordan and Beach Road Pictures on this compelling drama, set on the North Shore of our beautiful harbour city and brought to life by a great cast of international and local actors,” he added.
Beach Road Pictures’ Maher and Taylor said: “‘North Shore’ is a gripping crime story as strong on character as it is on plot. We’re excited to be working with the stellar team of Mike Bullen, Gregor Jordan and such a brilliant cast to bring it to life.”
The series is financed by Screen Australia, in association with Screen NSW. It is also produced in association with ITV Studios, which is also handling international distribution.