Following on from the overwhelming success of the first two series of UNDERBELLY, Channel Nine has commissioned Screentime to produce a third series of the gripping Australian drama.
UNDERBELLY: The Golden Mile
Sydney, Kings Cross, 1989
The cops were bent and the crims were cool. And together they ran the most exciting street in Australia.
Strippers, gamblers, gunmen, dealers, bouncers, bagmen – they all came to the Golden Mile.
A smart and sexy young Kim Hollingsworth, smiling teenage Kings Cross identity Johnny Ibrahim, the Bayeh Brothers, Trevor Haken, Chook Fowler…the Golden Mile was their playground, and they played like there was no tomorrow.
Then, in 1995, “tomorrow” came and the Wood Royal Commission cleaned out the Black Empire within the NSW Police.
But it left behind a mess that took years of mayhem to bring under control.
UNDERBELLY: The Golden Mile is the story of the excesses of the empire, the collapse of the empire, the chaos that followed, and the ultimate victory of strong and honest police…seen through the eyes of some of the most sexy, charming, corrupt and deadly people of the time.
Jo Horsburgh, Executive Producer and Nine’s Head of Drama said, “I’m thrilled that we’re bringing a third series of Underbelly to the Nine audience. Once again this is a completely new story, with engaging characters who will thrill and entertain us. There are also some familiar faces from series two returning whose story continues into this series. I’m very excited about Underbelly 3, it’s shaping up to be one of the best yet.”
Des Monaghan, Executive Producer said “Here at Screentime we’re satisfied that the characters and stories we have identified for series three will deliver on high expectations of the Underbelly audience.”
Pre-production will start in Sydney shortly, with filming to be completed by the end of the year.