Troppo to kick off ABC’s 2022 Australian drama slate from February 27


• Troppo is inspired by Candice Fox’s bestselling novel, Crimson Lake

New crime series Troppo kicks off ABC’s 2022 Australian drama slate. Inspired by Candice Fox’s bestselling novel Crimson Lake, and starring Thomas Jane (The Expanse, The Vanished) and TV Week Logie award-nominated actress Nicole Chamoun (Safe Harbour, On The Ropes), the eight-part series premieres Sunday 27th February at 8.30pm on ABC TV with all episodes available to binge on ABC iview.

Set in the wilds of tropical Far North Queensland, Troppo centres on a disgraced ex-cop Ted Conkaffey (Thomas Jane), who is recruited by an ex-con turned private investigator, Amanda Pharrell (Nicole Chamoun), to solve the disappearance of a Korean family man and tech pioneer.

Amanda has only been back in town a year, after serving time for a crime she committed as a teenager. She’s not exactly welcome, but she’s fine with that. She’s dealt with much worse in prison.

Ted, falsely accused of a terrible crime, fled Sydney to hide out in the tropics. Drummed out of the police force, with his name dragged through the mud, he is overwhelmed with the guilt of leaving his wife and child behind. The last thing Ted wants to do is put himself back in the spotlight, but an intriguing invitation to solve a disappearance and then a bizarre death, provides just the distraction and challenge he needs.

From crocodile infested waters to a tech start-up’s headquarters, this unlikely pair of investigators poke their noses where they’re not wanted – much to the annoyance of the local police. As they edge closer to the truth, exposing the underbelly of the Crimson Lake community and opening old wounds, they find themselves plunged into a fight for survival.

Troppo premieres on Sunday 27th February at 8.30pm on ABC TV with all episodes available to binge on ABC iview.

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