• Rebecca Gibney heads stellar Australian cast for upcoming drama series Wanted
Seven has announced an ensemble cast for its new drama series, Wanted, which tells the story of two strangers who, after intervening in a deadly car-jacking, are swept up in a rollercoaster chase across Australia.
Series co-creator and star, Gold Logie-winner Rebecca Gibney (Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door, Winter, Packed to the Rafters) will be joined by multiple Silver Logie-winner Stephen Peacocke (Home and Away, Hercules), Heath Ledger Scholarship winner Ryan Corr (Holding The Man, Love Child, Packed To The Rafters), theatre, film and tv veteran Nicholas Bell (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Tangle, Satisfaction, Newstopia) and theatre star Geraldine Hakewill in her first major television role.
Wanted commences production in Brisbane this week.
Gibney said: “I am beyond excited about the extraordinary team of people we have assembled for Wanted and to be filming in the beautiful state of Queensland is a dream come true.”
Brad Lyons, Seven’s director of network production, said: “We are tremendously excited about this project. Rebecca is playing a role unlike any of her previous characters, combined with Steve Peacocke’s first major role back in Australia. This dramatic partnership will guarantee a memorable screen experience.”
Wanted is produced by Matchbox Pictures in conjunction with R & R Productions. The series is directed by Oscar-nominated Peter Templeman (Not Suitable For Children, Old School, Lochie Leonard) and Jennifer Leacey (Mary: Making Of A Princess, Wonderland) and is produced by Andy Walker and series co-creator Richard Bell. Executive Producers are Rebecca Gibney, Tony Ayres and Seven’s head of drama Julie McGauran. Timothy Hobart (Wentworth, Mr & Mrs Murder) is lead writer and script producer, joined by writers John Ridley and Kirsty Fisher.
The series has been financed with the assistance of the federal and state governments through Screen Australia and Screen Queensland and will be distributed internationally by Universal Media Studios International.
Photo: Rebecca Gibney in her recent Seven role Winter.
Source: Seven Network