TV1 and FremantleMedia Australia are joining forces for Killing Time, a new 10 part crime drama series based on the true story of disgraced lawyer Andrew Fraser.
In a statement, FMA said, “The series follows the story of Andrew Fraser’s rise from small time lawyer to successfully defending the most infamous criminals this country has ever seen, and then his ultimate downfall and imprisonment for five years in maximum security. His clients included Dennis Allen, Jimmy Krakouer, Alan Bond and those accused of the Walsh Street murders.
“At the top of his game, Fraser commanded a huge salary and lived the dream. But when his cocaine addiction spiralled into a thousand dollar-a-day habit, he lost everything and his life became intertwined with villains, larrikins and soldiers of justice. He was disbarred, discredited, broken financially and his marriage was destroyed. Caged amongst serial killers and psychopaths, Fraser is forced to reflect on where it all went so wrong, and try to salvage his shattered reputation.”
The series has a formidable writing team of Ian David (Blue Murder, 3 Acts of Murder) heads the writing team which includes Mac Gudgeon (Last Ride, Halifax, Stingers) and Katherine Thompson (Satisfaction, Answered by Fire).
FMA Director of Development Jason Stephens will be Executive Producer. Stephens and TV1 both produced The King.
“I’ve been fortunate enough to assemble the A-team for Killing Time. Already the scripts are generating a genuine buzz within the industry. TV1 and I enjoy a unique, creative relationship which paves the way for Killing Time to be something very different to anything that has come before it,” said Stephens.
TV1 CEO, Peter Hudson siad, “This is our biggest production commitment to date and we are delighted to reunite our association with the outstanding production team at FremantleMedia. Killing Time will be the feature production for TV1 and a must see for all STV subscribers in 2010.”
The series was previously under consideration by the Seven Network.
It begins filming in Melbourne in 2010.
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