Hawke was Australia’s longest serving Labor Prime Minister from 1983 – 1991, when he was eventually de-throned by his Treasurer, Paul Keating. Hawke himself toppled Malcolm Fraser, who was a lead character in TEN’s most acclaimed political drama, The Dismissal, produced by Kennedy Miller in 1983.
If this is half as good as that it should make for terrific television.
No cast are yet announced for the project, which begins shooting in Melbourne in August.
TEN is also filming the Caroline Byrne telemovie A Model Daughter.