The Sydney Morning Herald reports Jessica Marais has landed the lead role in the the miniseries on the famed King’s Cross showgirl, Carlotta.
Carlotta is often referred to as “Australia’s most famous transsexual.”
Produced by FremantleMedia Australia, it is set to air on the ABC sometime in 2013. It is not expected to begin shooting until the end of the year.
The former Packed to the Rafters star has more recently been appearing in Magic City in the US for Starz. It has already been renewed for a ten-episode second season.
Carlotta, also a former Beauty and the Beast panellist, is acting as a Consultant on the project.