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ABC to unveil Barracuda on July 10

16 June 2016 8:21 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Elias Anton as Danny Kelly

ABC TV has announced its new four-part drama series, Barracuda, starring Rachel Griffiths and Matt Nable, will air on Sunday nights leading up to the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Barracuda, directed by Robert Connelly, is set in Melbourne during 1996 as the golden age of Australian swimming begins. A scholarship to an exclusive boys. school brings 16-year-old Danny Kelly, played by newcomer Elias Anton, one step closer to his ultimate goal - winning Olympic gold. Barracuda, based the book by award-winning novelist Christos Tsiolkas., is a story about identity, obsession, desire, the dizzy heights of success and the terrifying risk of failure. . Initially, Danny struggles to find his place in the prestigious social circles of the private boys school. However, under the charge of highly regarded coach Frank Torma and a friendship/rivalry with teammate Martin Taylor, Danny is soon on track to become Australia.s youngest swimming champion, »

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Jacki Weaver returns to Oz TV in Matchbox political drama Secret City

25 April 2016 5:59 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Jacki Weaver returns to Australian television in Secret City.

New Australian political drama Secret City - starring Jacki Weaver, Anna Torv and Dan Wyllie - is set to premiere on June 5.

Filmed in Parliament House and locations across Canberra and Sydney, Secret City is inspired by the best-selling novels The Marmalade Files and The Mandarin Code, written by Canberra political journalists Chris Uhlmann and Steve Lewis.

Amidst rising tension between China and America, Canberra press gallery journalist Harriet Dunkley (played by Anna Torv) forces her way closer to the truth, uncovering a secret city of interlocked conspiracies which will threaten her career, her life and endangers the freedom of every Australian. .

Weaver makes her return to Australian television in the role of Labor powerbroker Senator Catriona Bailey, while Dan Wyllie plays Minister of Defence Mal Paxton.

Weaver said she loved the story and the character.

.It.s very authentic because »

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