Whispers of a period piece for the next Underbelly are gathering momentum…
TV Tonight hears huge sets are being constructed for a series on Squizzy Taylor, who was was shot by a Sydney gangster in 1927.
Such a series would return the Underbelly brand to Melbourne, where it first began.
Wonder if they can get David Atkins (who played the role on film in 1982) to play a cameo? The byline for that movie was “The mob wanted to make him a corpse… The public wanted to make him a hero.” It’sreally not so far removed from some of the other crims who have featured in the brand.
At least it’s a good way to avoid legal cases getting in the way.
Nine also has three Underbelly telemovies to air in 2011.
Watch this space….