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Dangerous cast unveiled as shoot begins for Foxtel's edgy new drama

Joel Edgerton, Brooke Satchwell and acclaimed up-and-coming actor Khan Chittenden headline the stellar ensemble cast for Foxtel's exclusive new Australian drama series Dangerous, which commences production this week.

Also joining the Dangerous cast are Paul Pantano, Nicole Da Silva, newcomer Vico Thai and Robert Mammone.

Dangerous is an explosive action series, a tale of forbidden love set against the culturally diverse backgrounds of western suburbs’ street crime and the affluence of Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

The breakout drama series of eight one-hour episodes will air on Foxtel's flagship entertainment channel FOX8 and is being produced by John Edwards Southern Star, one of the co-creators of the AFI and Logie Award winning subscription television series Love My Way.

The series will break new ground for Australian drama, exploring youth culture and taboo subjects like never before, including the underground world of drag-racing and ram-raiding.

Brooke Satchwell (Water Rats, White Collar Blue) will star as Donna, an ambitious young girl, from the power side of Sydney who hooks up with Dean, played by Khan Chittenden (Blue Water High, The Caterpillar Wish), a flamboyant young crim from the rough South-Western suburbs. It proves to be a compelling but fatal attraction.

Donna enters Dean’s world as a reticent tourist gathering reports for The Premier’s Office and is totally caught off guard by her desire to participate in this underground world. Instantly drawn to Dean, she indulges in the mutual attraction and discovers the pleasure of life on the other side of the line.

Watching over Donna is the cynical Detective Mark Field, played by Joel Edgerton (The Secret Life of Us and films including Ned Kelly, Star Wars: Episode III — The Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones) who runs the task force set up to bust the gangs.

Joining Dean in his tight-knit gang are Joe (Paul Pantano), Riz (Vico Thai), and the gutsy EC (Nicole Da Silva). The three follow Dean as their leader and, as his confidence in the underworld grows, he leads them all on a downward spiral.

Creator John Edwards, whose outstanding work portfolio includes Love My Way, The Secret Life of Us and Police Rescue, has assembled an exceptional team including co-producer Imogen Banks, writers Fiona Seres, David Caesar, David Michod and Brendan Cowell, and directors David Caesar and Shawn Seet.

'In Joel Edgerton, Brooke Satchwell and Khan Chittenden we really have a cool cast and in the hands of directors David Caesar and Shawn Seet we are expecting something special,' John Edwards said.

'Foxtel has given us a licence to go out and break the rules of how you would normally film a drama series and, together with our taboo subject matter, we’re all having way too much fun.'

Southern Star Entertainment Chief Executive Hugh Marks and Foxtel's Drama Consultant Kim Vecera will be Executive Producers. Southern Star International will distribute the program.

The series will be shot entirely on location in Sydney’s southwest and will premiere on FOX8 this summer.

Dangerous joins the third series of the critically-acclaimed Love My Way (premiering on Showtime) on the Foxtel platform’s drama production slate for 2006.

September 11, 2006
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