Beloved Australian actress Marta Dusseldorp (A Place to Call Home, Jack Irish opposite Guy Pearce) stars in the gripping, new legal drama Janet King, Series 1: The Enemy Within making its U.S. Premiere on Emmy-nominated Acorn TV beginning Monday, March 14, 2016 with its first two episodes, followed by a new episode every Monday through April 25.
The 8-part Australian series focuses on the life of Janet King, a senior crown prosecutor. Determined to prove she still has her edge, Janet returns from maternity leave to find her workplace even more demanding than when she left. She quickly becomes involved in a high-profile and controversial case, making several enemies throughout her search for the truth – enemies that will threaten her career, family, and ultimately her life.
When Janet falters in her first case against sexual predator, Alex Mareno, (Darren Gilshenan, The Moodys), she pulls out all stops to convict high ranking police officer, Steven Blakely (John Howard, All Saints), for the assisted suicide of his terminally ill wife. As the case against Blakely escalates, a terrible murder is discovered. Janet, her DPP solicitors and the police are propelled into a series of investigations and court actions that, week by week, reveal a complex web of corruption and conspiracy until the first two seemingly unconnected cases collide in a shocking reveal that shakes the police, judiciary, and the government to their core.
Under intense scrutiny from Jack Rizzoli and his political masters, and with the traditional institutions of justice compromised, prosecuting the case becomes a dangerous battle of strategy and betrayal where no one can be trusted and no tactic is off limits.
A spin-off from the dramedy Crownies, Janet King premiered on Australia’s ABC1 in February 2014. Series 2 recently finished production.
Janet King co-stars Vince Colosimo (The Great Gatsby, Jack Irish) as Chief Superintendent Jack Rizzoli and Aimee Pedersen as Janet’s life partner, Ashleigh Larsson. Available at Acorn.TV and on a variety of devices, Acorn TV is the premier streaming service for world-class television from Britain and beyond from RLJ Entertainment.The international distributor is DCD Rights Ltd.
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