As filming begins this week for ABC’s latest drama Newton’s Law, a myriad of Australian actors will be on site at Melbourne to bring their best to the new eight-part series.
The cast built largely from the annals of Australian drama prestige includes Claudia Karvan (The Secret Life of Us) as protagonist Josephine Newton, Toby Schmitz (Black Sails), Georgina Naidu (Wentworth, The Time of Our Lives), Sean Keenan (Glitch), Brett Tucker (McLeod’s Daughters) and Miranda Tapsell (The Sapphires).
Also adding to the drama heavy weights are actress and comedian Jane Hall, Freya Stafford (White Collar Blue), Andrew McFarlane (The Flying Doctors), Ming-Zhu Huii , Will Ewing, Grant Piro along with newcomers Ella Newton and Makwaya Musudi.
The series will follow ‘Josephine Newton, a suburban solicitor with an over-developed sense of responsibility who attempts to return to her briefly glorious stint at the Bar. When Josephine’s low-flying solicitor’s practice is incinerated by a disgruntled client, she is persuaded by her old uni’ friend and not-so-secret admirer, Lewis Hughes, to trade the benefits of her brilliant mind for a berth in the lofty glamour of Knox Chambers. With her office destroyed, her marriage collapsing and motherhood fast losing its charm, Josephine decides it’s time to take her own aspirations off the back burner and resume her barrister’s robes. If only it were that easy to leave her old life behind!’
The series comes from the Every Cloud Productions team of Deb Cox and Fiona Eagger (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries) and will film over the next twelve weeks before screening on ABC in 2017.