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Media Release: Tuesday, April 21, 2015.


Foxtel released the first teaser for the new Australian drama series The Kettering Incident, following Deadline Gallipoli last night.

Shot entirely in Tasmania in 2014, The Kettering Incident is a gripping eight episode mystery with otherworldly overtones, starring Elizabeth Debicki and Matthew Le Nevez, which will launch on Foxtel this year.

Tasmanian writer Victoria Madden (Lynda La Plante’s Trial and Retribution, The Bill, Halifax FP) is co-creator of The Kettering Incident with Vincent Sheehan (Animal Kingdom, The Hunter, The Rover).

When Debicki’s character Dr Anna Macy returns to her hometown of Kettering, a missing girl case stirs up painful memories. As Anna discovers more about the girl, she uncovers terrifying secrets woven into the very fabric of the town and hidden deep in her own past.

The series boasts an impressive ensemble of actors including Henry Nixon, Anthony Phelan, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Sacha Horler, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Damon Gameau, Damien Garvey, Ben Oxenbould, Dylan Young, Neil Pigot, Suzi Dougherty and Kevin MacIsaac.

The haunting gothic landscape of southern Tasmania is the backdrop of the series and there is a strong contingent of Tasmanian actors, with seven cast in regular roles; Alison Whyte, Kris McQuade, Brad Kannegiesser, Katie Robertson, Marcus Hensley, Nathan Spencer and Matt Burton.

The Kettering Incident is produced by Porchlight Films in association with Sweet Potato Films – producers are Sheehan, Madden and Andy Walker. Madden is also showrunner and her fellow writers are Andrew Knight, Cate Shortland and Louise Fox. Directors: Rowan Woods and Tony Krawitz. Executive producer: Foxtel Head of Drama Penny Win.

The Kettering Incident was commissioned by Foxtel with investment partners Screen Australia and Screen Tasmania. Foxtel holds UK and New Zealand distribution rights and BBC Worldwide holds global distribution rights.

To celebrate this first major drama series to be shot in Tasmania, a special sneak peek of the first two episodes of The Kettering Incident will be the opening night event of Dark Mofo Films in Hobart on June 10. Tickets went on sale yesterday and sold out within three hours.

Dark Mofo is the renowned Museum of Old and New Art’s winter solstice festival, with a calendar of events in Hobart and around the state. For more information on Dark Mofo

Foxtel will announce its on-air date for The Kettering Incident series soon.