The production team behind Underbelly is returning to Nine with the untold, uncut story of Mark “Chopper” Read. Award-winning actor Aaron Jeffery, winner of two Logies, will play the Chopper. Australian film and television legend and two-time Logie Award-winner Michael Caton will play Chopper’s father, Keith. New Zealand-born
The first series of Underbelly aired in 2008 on the Nine Network and portrayed a fictionalised account of the events behind the Melbourne gangland war. The series is based on the book Leadbelly: Inside Australia's Underworld, written by John Silvester and Andrew Rule. Underbelly then ran for six seasons until 2013.