After the recent successes of Rosehaven and The Kettering Incident, the state of Tasmania will be on show again when a new gothic crime TV drama The Gloaming goes into production soon.
Created and written by Vicki Madden (The Kettering Incident), The Gloaming is described as a “Scandi Noir-style” police procedural where a reunited Victorian detective and Tasmanian police officer must overcome the shared grief of their personal history to pursue a killer whose ritualistic crimes re-open the wounds of the past.
The project has received funding from Screen Australia and will be produced by Madden and John Molloy (Boys in the Trees).
There is no confirmation yet on which broadcaster will pick up The Gloaming but Foxtel is seen as the most likely with the pay-tv company keen to produce more high-end local drama.
As for the future of The Kettering Incident, Foxtel remains hopeful it will be able to reunite the in-demand cast for a second season in 2018. Foxtel’s Executive Director of TV, Brian Walsh recently told the TVTonight blog,
“We’ve got development money already with Vincent (Sheehan) and Vicki (Madden) to develop Kettering 2 and we also have Secret City 2 in development with Matchbox. Kettering won’t happen this year but in the same way that we took a break between Top of the Lake series, we will look at Kettering in the same fashion.”