Held at The Mint in Sydney’s CBD, the event was hosted by Foxtel’s executive director of TV Brian Walsh. He spoke with a number of the cast onstage in addition to speaking with executive producer Penny Chapman.
Among the guests was the new managing director of Matchbox Pictures Alastair McKinnon.
All six episodes will be released to stream on Foxtel from Monday March 4 at 8.30pm and also available to screen each week on Fox Showcase.
Leading the cast are Anna Torv (Fringe, Mindhunter) who reprises her Logie Award winning role as Harriet Dunkley and once again joins two-time Academy Award nominee Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom, Silver Linings Playbook) as they lead an ensemble cast, for the series filmed in Parliament House and locations across Canberra and Sydney.
Also starring in Under The Eagle are Logie Award winning actors Danielle Cormack (Wentworth, Rake, Underbelly Razor) who plays maverick Independent MP Karen Kotoufides, Don Hany (Ali’s Wedding, Tangle) who plays Australian Prime Minister Ewan Garrity and Rob Collins (The Wrong Girl, Cleverman) who plays Lieutenant Joseph Sullivan.
Secret City: Under the Eagle is written by Matt Cameron (writer/co-producer/creator Sunshine, writer/producer Jack Irish) and Belinda Chayko (showrunner/writer Safe Harbour, story producer/writer Barracuda) who both wrote for the first series and playwright Angela Betzien (Eggs, The Hanging) and Elise McCredie (Sunshine, Nowhere Boys).
Stephen Corvini (Safe Harbour, Hyde and Seek) is producer for the series, Matt Cameron is showrunner and executive producers are Foxtel’s head of drama Penny Win and drama development executive Carly Heaton and Penny Chapman from Matchbox Pictures.
Secret City: Under the Eagle is a Matchbox Pictures production for Foxtel, supported by Create NSW and Screen Canberra. NBCUniversal International Distribution will distribute the series worldwide.