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Pro­duced by Sarah Smith and Julie McGau­ran, the se­ries is cen­tred on Dean and Chase Gal­lagher, twen­tysome­thing al­pha males who work in the spe­cial op­er­a­tions res­cue unit. Res­cue joins Un­der­belly: A Tale of Two Cities and a new se­ries of Sea Pa­trol in Nine’s drama line-up for next year.

Pete’s movie suc­cess

CO­ME­DIAN Peter Hel­liar will add a bigscreen credit to his list of achieve­ments when he takes a role in a fea­ture film he wrote. I Love You Too is be­ing co-pro­duced by Hel­liar, Yael Berman and Laura Wa­ters, and will be di­rected by Daina Reid. The pro­duc­ers have se­cured Amer­i­can Peter Din­klage to star in the film, de­scribed as ‘‘a ro­man­tic com­edy about a com­mit­ment-pho­bic man about town and a gifted new-age dwarf who go on a quest to win back the woman they love’’. Din­klage is best known for roles in Nar­nia, Death at a Fu­neral, The Sta­tion Agent and Elf. AC­TOR Tony Llewellyn-Jones played deputy prime min­is­ter John ‘‘Black Jack’’ McEwen in the re­cent ABC docu­d­rama The Prime Min­is­ter is Miss­ing, but now he’s set for a pro­mo­tion. Llewellyn-Jones plays prime min­is­ter Malcolm Fraser in the new se­ries Un­der­belly— A Tale of Two Cities. The se­ries cov­ers the decade from 1976, when the mar­i­juana and heroin trades took hold. Fraser was prime min­is­ter from 1975-1983. TWO ac­tors from the re­cent Aussie crime movie The Square— Peter Phelps and David Roberts— are re­united in Un­der­belly. In The Square, which also starred for­mer Rush reg­u­lar Claire van der Boom and Joel Edger­ton, Roberts played doomed construction boss Ray­mond Yale and Phelps site fore­man Jake.

Who’s the boss?

Yes, Prime Min­is­ter

This time Phelps stars as Joe Messina, head of the Vic­to­ria Po­lice crime in­ves­ti­ga­tion squad, and Roberts plays squad mem­ber An­gus Camp­bell. ‘‘Phelpsy and I have had a good laugh about the fact I played his boss in The Square and now he’s play­ing my boss in Un­der­belly,’’ Roberts says.

Green Gre­nier

HE IS well known for his com­pli­cated love life and as the self-ab­sorbed Hol­ly­wood star Vin­cent Chase on the hit ca­ble se­ries En­tourage, but ac­tor Adrian Gre­nier is also a film­maker, hav­ing writ­ten and di­rected sev­eral short films and a doc­u­men­tary. Now a green-tinged se­ries pro­duced by Gre­nier and his real-life en­tourage, fel­low film­mak­ers Gary R. Benz, Peter Glatzer and Michael Bran­ton, has been picked up by Aus­tralia’s Life­style Chan­nel to screen in late March. Pre­sented by Gre­nier, the 13-part Al­ter Eco in­tro­duces a ‘‘green team’’ in­clud­ing green guru Boise Thomas, sus­tain­able style ex­pert and fash­ion model An­gela Lind­vall, and eco-ren­o­va­tion ex­pert Dar­ren Moore to show view­ers how to em­brace the green life and re­duce their car­bon foot­prints. Gre­nier prac­tises what he preaches — the se­ries also fol­lows the en­vi­ron­men­tally aware ren­o­va­tion of his Los An­ge­les pad.

Dogstar’s big win

AN­I­MATED chil­dren’s se­ries Dogstar, which screens in Aus­tralia on Chan­nel 9 and the Dis­ney Chan­nel, was named best an­i­mated se­ries at the Asian Tele­vi­sion Awards. Pro­duced and an­i­mated in Aus­tralia, the Me­dia World Pic­tures pro­duc­tion is set in the year 2347 and fol­lows the ad­ven­tures of a fam­ily of chil­dren as they search for their dog, Ho­bart, in space. A sec­ond se­ries is in pro­duc­tion.

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