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Rachel Griffiths to star in new SBS drama Dead Lucky

Internationally acclaimed Australian actress Rachel Griffiths headlines the cast for new SBS crime thriller Dead Lucky, which starts filming in Sydney this week.

Produced for SBS by break out independent production company Subtext Pictures, and with major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Create NSW, Dead Lucky follows two feuding detectives as they hunt down a killer who is leaving a trail of broken lives across Sydney…including their own.

The stellar cast includes: Rachel Griffiths (Muriel’s Wedding, Six Feet Under, Hilary and Jackie) Yoson An (HBO Asia series Grace), the 2017 Heath Ledger Scholarship recipient Mojean Aria (The Bronx Bull), Xana Tang (The Letdown), Aldo Mignone (A Place To Call Home), Anna Samson (Wake In Fright - The Television Series), Ian Meadows (The Wrong Girl, The Moodys), Rhys Muldoon (Fighting Season, House Husbands), Annie Maynard (Upper Middle Bogan, Paper Giants), Brooke Satchwell (Jack Irish, Wonderland), Simon Burke (Devil’s Playground), Sara West (Don’t Tell, Peter Allen: The Boy Next Door), Sarah Thamin (Hyde & Seek), Tessa de Josselin (Holding The Man), Lincoln Younes (Down Under) with Matt Nable (Jasper Jones, Barracuda) andJustine Clarke (Hoges, Red Dog: True Blue).

Dead Lucky is a fast paced crime thriller told from multiple perspectives. Grace Gibbs (Rachel Griffiths) is obsessed with catching the armed robber who murdered her junior officer. Charlie Fung (Yoson An), her new trainee, blames Grace for the death of his best friend. Meanwhile, a share house of international students thinks that they have found paradise. A couple of greedy convenience store owners resort to deadly measures to defend their business. While on the outskirts of the city, a violent fugitive is hiding. Over one week, the paths of these characters collide, leaving two people dead and one missing.

Created and written by Subtext Pictures’ Ellie Beaumont and Drew Proffitt, who are producing with Diane Haddon, Dead Lucky will be directed by award-winning filmmaker David Caesar. Executive producers are Sue Masters for SBS and Ellie Beaumont, Drew Proffitt, Nina Stevenson and Greg Sitch.

Dead Lucky is a Subtext Pictures production for SBS, with major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Create NSW. DRG is handing international distribution.

The four-part series is set to air on SBS in 2018.

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