IN THE KNOW
US cable sci- fi series
Hunters will start production in Melbourne within weeks. It stars These Final Hours‘
Nathan Phillips ( above) as a detective who uncovers a secret government unit hunting terrorists who may not be from this world.
Julian McMahon co- stars.
PRESTO has acquired 100 hours of BBC docos hosted by such luminaries as Louis Theroux, Michael Palin, Stephen Fry and Joanna Lumley.
PRODUCTION is under way in Melbourne on the featurelength movie Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows based on the ABC3 series and directed by David Caesar ( Dirty Deeds).
EXCELLENT new drama UNREAL – a dramatic look at the behind- the- scenes manipulation on a reality dating show that is exactly like
The Bachelor – has been renewed for a second season. It screens on Stan.
THE Hollywood Reporter has selected The Slap, Secrets and Lies and Wentworth among its “20 International Series to Binge Watch This Summer”.
WALKING Dead actress Emily Kinney has joined Masters of Sex, playing a sex surrogate.
Melissa Leo ( Wayward Pines) and Bryan Cranston ( Breaking Bad) will star in HBO biopic All The Way, about Lyndon Johnson’s elevation to US president after the Kennedy assassination and his landslide re- election.
Chicago – just the city, not the entire US state of Illinois – has slapped a 9 per cent tax on streaming services including Netfl ix and Spotify.