One of the new Underbelly telemovies may have to be shelved indefinitely after the threat of legal action in NSW.
Tell Then Lucifer Was Here is the first of the planned telemovies from the Nine Network and focuses on the 1998 murders of Victoria Police officers Rod Miller and Gary Silk.
The murders were found to be committed by Bandali Debs and Jason Roberts who were found guilty in 2003.
However Debs is also under investigation for the death of a Sydney prostitute fifteen years ago and the Victoria Government Solicitor is applying to the Melbourne Magistrates Court to have Debs transferred to a NSW prison for questioning over the death.
Should the legal action go ahead, Nine would not be able to run with Tell Them Lucifer Was Here in NSW due to Debs’ name being identified.
The network now have several choices to make: they could play the telemovie in every state apart from NSW; they could rush the release of it before the legal action begins; or they could shelve the project until the case passes.
Source: The Age