SBS’s new four-part crime drama, Dead Lucky, will premiere on the channel on July 25 at 9:30pm.
The series features award-winning Australia actor Rachel Griffiths (Muriel’s Wedding, Six Feet Under, Brothers & Sisters, Hilary and Jackie) in the lead role as Detective Grace Gibbs.
Chinese-born New Zealand actor Yoson An, who was recently cast as the romantic lead in Disney’s live-action Mulan, co-stars as Charlie Fung, a new trainee detective who blames his supervising officer Grace for the death of his best friend.
2017 Heath Ledger Scholarship recipient Mojean Aria (Danger Close, The Bronx Bull) plays Mani, an off-the-books worker at an inner-city convenience store, run by greedy owners.
Other actors in the series are Matt Nable (Jasper Jones, Barracuda), Justine Clarke (Hoges, Red Dog: True Blue), Simon Burke (Devil’s Playground), Brooke Satchwell (Jack Irish, Wonderland), Ian Meadows (The Wrong Girl, The Moodys) and Rhys Muldoon (Fighting Season, House Husbands), Lincoln Younes (Grand Hotel, Down Under), Anna Samson (Wake In Fright – the TV miniseries), Aldo Mignone (A Place To Call Home), Sara West (Don’t Tell, Peter Allen: The Boy Next Door), Xana Tang (Mulan, The Letdown), Annie Maynard (Upper Middle Bogan, Paper Giants), Sarah Thamin (Hyde & Seek) and Tessa de Josselin (Holding The Man).
SBS director of TV and online content Marshall Heald said, “Dead Lucky tackles important social themes in the unique way SBS is famous for.
“This is an absorbing drama that pulls audiences into rich and complex character relationships, and then surprises by opening the lens even further to explore the rarely talked-about challenges that new migrants to Australia can sometimes be faced with as they try to build a new life in our beautiful country.
“It is fantastic to have a diverse cast of local actors to bring this story to life.”
Dead Lucky is created and written by Subtext Pictures’ Ellie Beaumont and Drew Proffitt for SBS with major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Create NSW. DRG is handing international distribution, and the series has been already acquired overseas by Sundance Now, AMC Networks’ premium SVOD service.
Four-part series Dead Lucky premieres Wednesday July 25, 9:30pm on SBS and will also be available on SBS On Demand.