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Secret City: Six Part Mini-Series from Steve Lewis and Chris Uhlman commissioned for @Foxtel

NewsKevin Perry

As part of a significant increase in investment in local drama Foxtel has announced production of Secret City, an Australian political thriller inspired by the novels of journalists Steve Lewis and Chris Uhlman to screen in 2016.

This six part mini-series is described as a high stakes political thriller set in a world of secrets, lies, murder and betrayal.

Cast for the new drama includes Anna Torv (Fringe, Foxtel’s Deadline Gallipoli) Damon Herriman (Justified, The Water Diviner) and Dan Wyllie (Puberty Blues, Foxtel’s Tangle).

Foxtel has committed to dramatically increase its spending on local drama as part of a push to compete with the emerging SVOD sector. Secret City will join Foxtel’s slate of original drama including a revival of A Place to Call Home and a new Foxtel Original Series The Kettering Incident.