Playmaker Media has started production on new ensemble drama, Hiding for ABCTV.
The eight hour miniseries tells the story of a Gold Coast family forced into witness protection who must build a new life in a strange city, aware that any link with friends or relatives could lead a killer to their door.
The ensemble cast includes James Stewart (Packed to the Rafters), Kate Jenkinson (The Time of Our Lives, Offspring, House Husbands), Lincoln Younes (Home & Away, Tangle) and introducing Olivia DeJonge, as the Quigg family. Stephen Curry (Time of Our Lives, Redfern Now, The Cup), Nathan Page (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Underbelly: Squizzy), Jodi Gordon (Underbelly: Badness, The Cup), Kim Gyngell (Lowdown, The Straits, The Librarians), and Jacqueline McKenzie (The Water Diviner) also star.
Created and written by Matt Ford, Hiding is directed by Shawn Seet (The Code, Love Child), Tori Garrett (The Time of Our Lives, Wonderland) and Grant Brown (Janet King, House Husbands, Love Child 2). Produced by Playmaker’s David Maher and David Taylor with Diane Haddon and Matt Ford, Hiding is executive produced by the ABC’s David Ogilvy and Greer Simpkin.
Playmaker’s David Taylor and David Maher said, “Matt Ford has created a funny, warm, high stakes drama about a family on the run given a second chance to stay together. Hiding has a ton of heart meshed with Matt’s unique brand of dark humour, and we’re proud to be producing it for the ABC.”
ABC TV Head of Fiction Carole Sklan said, “HIDING places an emotionally complex family drama at the heart of a gripping crime thriller. Playmaker and Matt Ford have brought a highly original voice to a story of how resilient, even joyful, ordinary people can be when faced with an unimaginable threat.”
Hiding was developed through Playmekers Scribe script development initiative, supported by Screen Ausrlia, Screen NSW and Screen Queensland
Playmeker;s frost prodcuitn for ABCTV, the polticial thriller Code is scheduled to go to air later this eyar.