Janet King

About This Project

Janet King

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.

Release date:
1 Feb 2014



“… 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

Editor’s Choice:
“… this new series is harder and smarter.”
Sunday Mail, Adelaide

 “a tight new thriller.”
Graeme Blundell, Weekend Australian