‘The Twelve’ is a 10 x one-hour crime drama, based on the Belgian series of the same name, commissioned by Foxtel Originals. The show is a gripping courtroom drama that tells the story of 12 ordinary Australians who are selected for jury duty in a murder trial as traumatising as it is controversial, in which a woman stands accused of killing a child. The writing team for The Twelve features a stellar line-up including Leah Purcell.
The show will be produced in partnership with Warner Bros. International Television Australia and Spirit Pictures. As reported by Mediaweek when the show was first announced, Brian Walsh, executive director of television, said: “Foxtel is proud to continue its long-standing commitment to local content with the announcement of this new drama series, The Twelve.
“In one of the most challenging of times for our industry there has never been a more important moment to consolidate our energies, talent and passion, and reaffirm our commitment to local drama. We have been looking for the ideal vehicle to replace our popular series, Wentworth, and we have every confidence that ‘The Twelve’ will continue the tradition of bringing gripping Australian drama to the screen.
We have been submitting for this exciting new production. Best of luck to everyone who has been submitted so far!
📷: An image from the original Belgium version of The Twelve which will now be redeveloped for Australia by Foxtel (image – Decider)