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FIRST LOOK: Top Of The Lake - China Girl

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 Nikole Kidman will have a lead role in Top of the Lake: China Girl Image - BBC First

Nikole Kidman will have a lead role in Top of the Lake: China Girl
Image - BBC First

BBC First and Foxtel have today released the first trailer for the next instalment of the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated Top of the Lake, ahead of its premiere at Cannes Film Festival later this month.

Top of the Lake: China Girl will air on BBC First later this year. The locally-produced series will see Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) reprise her Golden Globe winning role as Detective Robin Griffin. She will be joined by Nicole Kidman and Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones, Star Wars: The Force Awakens).

Also joining the cast are David Dencik (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures, Jonathan Strange And Mr Norrell) and Ewen Leslie (The Daughter).

   Elisabeth Moss and Gwendoline Christie Image - BBC First

 Elisabeth Moss and Gwendoline Christie
Image - BBC First

Top of the Lake: China Girl is a crime mystery story that finds Detective Robin Griffin recently returned to Sydney and trying to rebuild her life. When the body of an Asian girl washes up on Bondi Beach, there appears little hope of finding the killer, until Robin realises “China Girl” didn’t die alone. Robin looks to the investigation to restore herself, but her problems are personal. Haunted by a daughter given up at birth, Robin desperately wants to find her, yet dreads revealing the truth of her conception. But her search to discover “China Girl’s” identity will take her into the city’s darkest recesses and closer than she could have imagined to the secrets of her own heart.

Tim Christlieb, Director of Branded Services, BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand said: “For Top of the Lake: China Girl to be honoured with a screening at the Cannes film Festival is testament to Jane Campion’s incredible vision and the talent of the team both in front of and behind the camera.  We are excited to bring this local production to audiences later this year.”

Foxtel’s Executive Director of Television, Brian Walsh said: “Foxtel is very proud to be a co-investor and co-producer ofTop of the Lake: China Girl. It continues our commitment to visionary Australian storytelling led by the incomparable Jane Campion and a stellar cast including Elizabeth Moss, Nicole Kidman and Gwendoline Christie. We look forward to bringing the series to Foxtel subscribers on BBC First later this year."