A bigger Rush
RUSH wastes no time shaking up its fourth season when the police minister is assassinated.
Two minutes in, one body, an assassin on a motorbike, and a whole world of trouble.
Kerry Vincent ( Catherine Mc clements) is dealing with a new police minister, a promotion to head a new task force and a new addition to the tactical response team, guaranteed to step on the toes of Lawson Blake ( Rodger Corser, both pictured).
Naturally Lawson is not exactly overjoyed about new kid on the block Charlie Lewis ( Anthony Starr from Outrageous Fortune ) coming in over his head, or his directive that Lawson and Shannon ( Jolene Anderson) cool their relationship. Then he dumps someone from the squad. As Taskforce Cicero starts investigating, it’s clear there are bikies in bed with a billionaire, politicians trying to run a police investigation and murky waters ahead.
The show’s producer, Mimi Butler, describes this series as ‘‘ Rush on steroids’’ and, with only 13 episodes to be aired, is more like a miniseries.
‘‘ You’ll still be able to watch each episode as a self-contained story but for people watching every week it will be a very rewarding story that will cross into each other and open up and get bigger and bigger,’’ Butler says.
‘‘ It’s taking a bigger bite, opening up the world and looking at the changing face of crime in Melbourne and the effects that is going to have on the city and how it’s to be policed.
‘‘ It’s going to be kind of Rush on steroids really, it’s going to be a step-up. There’s going to be stuff that you didn’t expect.’’