BBC First and Foxtel have released the trailer for See-Saw Films’ next instalment of the Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated Top of the Lake, ahead of its premiere at Cannes Film Festival later this month.
The locally produced series will see Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) reprise her Golden Globe-winning role as Detective Robin Griffin. She will be joined by Nicole Kidman and Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones, Star Wars: The Force Awakens).
Top of the Lake: China Girl is a crime mystery story that finds Detective Robin Griffin recently returned to Sydney and trying to rebuild her life. When the body of an Asian girl washes up on Bondi Beach, there appears little hope of finding the killer, until Robin realises “China Girl” didn’t die alone.
Tim Christlieb, director of branded services, BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand, said: “For Top of the Lake: China Girl to be honoured with a screening at the Cannes film Festival is testament to Jane Campion’s incredible vision and the talent of the team both in front of and behind the camera. We are excited to bring this local production to audiences later this year.”
Foxtel’s executive director of television Brian Walsh said: “Foxtel is very proud to be a co-investor and co-producer of Top of the Lake: China Girl. It continues our commitment to visionary Australian storytelling led by the incomparable Jane Champion and a stellar cast including Elisabeth Moss, Nicole Kidman and Gwendoline Christie. We look forward to bringing the series to Foxtel subscribers on BBC First later this year.”