Premiered 8:30PM – Thursday 27th of February, 2014.
Produced by Screentime, a Banijay Group company, Janet King is a powerful 8 x 1 hour miniseries for ABC1.
Following twelve months maternity leave, Senior Crown Prosecutor Janet King (Marta Dusseldorp) returns to the DPP to confront a high-profile murder and a conspiracy, which will have shocking ramifications throughout the judicial system – as well as threaten all she holds dear.
With Tony Gillies (Peter Kowitz) now the Director and a rising star prosecutor (Damian Walshe-Howling as Owen Mitchell) well entrenched in the DPP, Janet juggles legal cases and motherhood in equal measure. Following the Attorney General’s decree that there be a closer working relationship between the DPP and the Police, Chief Superintendent Jack Rizzoli (Vince Colosimo) is taking a very ‘hands on’ approach in the cases for prosecution, and especially Janet’s campaign to expose the truth behind a shocking murder that strikes at the very heart of the justice system.
“… a slam-dunk brief for great viewing.”
Deborah Grunfeld, Who Weekly
Show of the Week 7/10
The Sun Herald, TV Liftout
“This reinvention of Crownies (it’s hard to call it a spin-off) has discarded its weaknesses and put it’s best on show. There’s no need for the jury to be out this time round.”
David Knox, TV Tonight
“… this new series is harder and smarter.”
Sunday Mail, Adelaide
“a tight new thriller.”
Graeme Blundell, Weekend Australian
“Marta Dusseldorp heads up a fine ensemble cast…”
Nick Galvin, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Guide