Crime hit to head to TV

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - TV -

MEL­BOURNE crime drama An­i­mal King­dom is set to be­come a TV se­ries – most likely set in the US. The multi award­win­ning film is to be turned into a se­ries by net­work Show­time. It is un­der­stood An­i­mal King­dom di­rec­tor David Mi­chod will serve as pro­ducer along­side di­rec­tor John Wells. The se­ries will de­pict the Cody clan’s crime em­pire and po­lice ef­forts to rein them in. De­tails are scarce, with no word on whether An­i­mal King­dom will be shot in its orig­i­nal Mel­bourne set­ting or if the lo­ca­tion will be al­tered. An­i­mal King­dom won a whop­ping 18 Aus­tralian Film In­sti­tute awards and the dra­matic jury prize win­ner for world cinema at the Sun­dance Film Fes­ti­val. Jacki Weaver (pic­tured) was nom­i­nated for an Os­car for best sup­port­ing ac­tress for her por­trayal of Ja­nine ‘Smurf’ Cody, based on Mel­bourne crime ma­tri­arch Kath Pet­tingill.

An­i­mal King­dom: Com­ing in 2012, Show­time

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