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Matthew Le Nevez and Elizabeth Debicki.
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Foxtel has confirmed its highly anticipated new Australian drama series The Kettering Incident, will not air in 2015 as originally anticipated.

The 8 episode drama series, which stars Elizabeth Debicki and Matthew Le Nevez, was shot entirely in Tasmania in 2014. Described as a “gripping mystery with otherworldly overtones,” Foxtel had promised the series for late 2015 however a spokesperson for the pay-tv broadcaster has confirmed to this website that the Kettering Incident will now air no-earlier than February 2016.


No reason for the delay was provided although its understood Foxtel was keen to spend the remainder of 2015 marketing its other high-profile local drama, A Place To Call Home.

The Kettering Incident was commissioned by Foxtel with investment partners Screen Australia and Screen Tasmania. Foxtel holds UK and New Zealand distribution rights and BBC Worldwide holds global distribution rights.


Tasmanian writer Victoria Madden (Lynda La Plante’s Trial and Retribution, The Bill, Halifax FP) is co-creator of The Kettering Incident with Vincent Sheehan (Animal Kingdom, The Hunter, The Rover).

The series boasts an impressive ensemble of actors including Henry Nixon, Anthony Phelan, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Sacha Horler, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Damon Gameau, Damien Garvey, Ben Oxenbould, Dylan Young, Neil Pigot, Suzi Dougherty and Kevin MacIsaac.

The haunting gothic landscape of southern Tasmania is the backdrop of the series and there is a strong contingent of Tasmanian actors, with seven cast in regular roles; Alison Whyte, Kris McQuade, Brad Kannegiesser, Katie Robertson, Marcus Hensley, Nathan Spencer and Matt Burton.