Production will begin in South Australia and Western Australia in October.
The Ropes will premiere on SBS and SBS On Demand later in 2018.
"We want our own literary sleuth on the front line"
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Foxtel announces Scott Pape four-part doco: Money School
Australian Ninja Warrior returns July 8 on Nine
Voting now open for TV Week Logies Gold and Most Popular categories
Derryn Hinch returning to television with regular weekly show
Former Nine executive returns to family in CarAdvice driving seat