Hol­ly­wood re­works ABC se­ries

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - TUESDAY EXTRA -

Aus­tralian au­di­ences call for US TV se­ries to be fast-tracked, Amer­i­can ex­ec­u­tives are look­ing at re­work­ing the best of our home­grown ef­forts for their mar­kets. Two ABC se­ries are get­ting the Hol­ly­wood treat­ment. Greg Kin­n­ear takes on the Richard Roxburgh’s role in le­gal drama Rake and NBC is in talks to pro­duce its own ver­sion of The Slap, re­worked for US au­di­ences by Jon Robin Baitz, cre­ator of Broth­ers & Sis­ters. The orig­i­nal ABC se­ries, based on the best­selling novel by Chris­tos Tsi­olkas, starred Jonathan LaPaglia and Melissa Ge­orge (pic­tured).

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