Disney+ has announced a global premiere date of November 29 for new Aussie original series ‘The Artful Dodger’. The series will premiere in the US on Hulu and in Australia on Disney+.
The series, which stars Thomas Brodie-Sangster, David Thewlis and Maia Mitchell, is an irreverent follow-up to Charles Dickens’ ‘Oliver Twist’. The series is set in 1850s Australia where Jack Dawkins, aka young rogue The Artful Dodger (Brodie-Sangster), is now all grown up and has transferred his skills as a pickpocket to the nimble fingers of a surgeon.
His past returns to haunt him with the arrival of Fagin (Thewlis), luring him back into a world of crime, while the local governor’s daughter (Maia Mitchell), who is determined to become the colony’s first female surgeon, appears to be a greater threat, at least to his heart.
Congratulations to the 24 MCTV people who worked on this – looks fabulous! More to come….
📷: Thomas Brodie-Sangster as ‘ The Artful Dodger’