‘The Artful Dodger’ has commenced production in Sydney. The eight part series finds the character from ‘Oliver Twist’ 15 years after the events of that story, in 1850s Australia. He is now a surgeon who can’t shake his criminal tendencies.
A huge international and Aussie cast has been assembled for the series. Thomas Brodie-Sangster, pictured, (‘The Queen’s Gambit’) leads the production as Jack Dawkins (aka the Artful Dodger). David Thewlis (‘Landscapers’ and ‘Fargo’) will take the role of Fagin and Aussie Maia Mitchell (‘Good Trouble’) will be Lady Belle Fox.
Australian talent will also feature in the series, including Damon Herriman, Miranda Tapsell, Tim Minchin, Susie Porter (‘Wentworth‘), Kym Gyngell, Damien Garvey, Jessica De Gouw (‘The Secrets She Keeps‘), Andrea Demetriades, Luke Carroll and Huw Higginson (‘Total Control‘).
Jeffrey Walker (‘Modern Family’) is the set-up director and co-executive producer, with Corrie Chen and Gracie Otto (‘Heartbreak High‘) directing.
Good luck to everyone submitted so far. This is going to be an amazing series.