Production has started on ABC’s adaptation of Markus Zusak’s book ‘The Messenger’. The 8×1 hour series is being shot in Sydney and the Blue Mountains and features a cast of emerging Australian talent who are backed by an award-winning creative team. Starring in the series is William McKenna (‘Nowhere Boys’), with Maggie Dence (‘Rake‘), Alexandra Jensen (‘Frayed‘, ‘Amazing Grace‘), Chris Alosio (‘Troppo’) and actor, singer and songwriter Kartanya Maynard (‘Deadloch’).
The series follows Ed Kennedy whose life changes forever when he stops an armed robbery and becomes an accidental hero. The next day, he starts getting messages… Four playing cards – the ace of diamonds, clubs, spades and hearts. Each with their own set of tasks. Who’s sending them? And what the hell is a hopeless, cab-driving, guy like Ed meant to do with them? Ed has been chosen to care. He stumbles this mysterious path, helping and hurting, completing the cards, until he comes to see the real message has been for him. Being The Messenger has brought Ed back to life.
Plenty of MCTV people being submitted and sent to set for this one. Good luck everyone! You can read more about the series here.