Gib­ney makes a deliberate, dark ca­reer turn from the Rafters

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PACKED to the Rafters ma­tri­arch Re­becca Gib­ney (pic­tured) will star and pro­duce The Killing Field, a new drama that will air on Chan­nel 7 next year. Tak­ing its plot cues from UK hit Broad­church and pay TV’s Top of the Lake, Gib­ney plays a de­tec­tive sent into a small town to in­ves­ti­gate the mur­der of a teenage girl. It’s a dark, but deliberate ca­reer turn by the Lo­gie-win­ning ac­tor af­ter play­ing one of Aus­tralia’s favourite TV mums, Julie Rafter. ‘‘There is the clas­sic who­dunit el­e­ment but it’s also a ve­hi­cle to ex­plore the dark­ness that lies be­neath the sur­face of a seem­ingly or­di­nary town,’’ says Gib­ney. The Killing Field is one of a slate of new shows which air on Chan­nel 7 and re­gional af­fil­i­ate Prime7 next year. Other new of­fer­ings in­clude INXS. Never Tear Us Apart, a tele­movie about the rock and roll life of the rock gods be­fore the death of Michael Hutchence, Res­ur­rec­tion, the Brad Pitt-pro­duced drama set in Ar­ca­dia, Missouri where de­ceased loved ones start com­ing back to life and doc­u­men­tary Aus­tralia: The Story of Us.

– HOLLY BYRNES

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