Deep Water: episode guide

Episode 1


Aus: Wed, October 05, 2016 (SBS)
USA: Mon, November 07, 2016 (Acorn TV)
Written by Kris Wyld
Directed by Shawn Seet

Tori Lustigman relocates from the country to her childhood suburb of Bondi with her teenage son Will to put the past firmly behind her and start life over. Partnered with Detective Nick Manning, they're assigned to investigate the brutal murder of a young man whose mutilated corpse is found in an apartment. Is this brutal murder a domestic, a robbery gone wrong, or something far more sinister?

Starring: Noah Taylor as Nick Manning, Yael Stone as Tori Lustigman, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor as Oscar Taylor, Danielle Cormack as Brenda Lopez, Ben Oxenbould as Chris Toohey, Dan Spielman as Rhys Callahan, Craig McLachlan as Kyle 'Hammers' Hampton, William McInnes as Inspector Peel

With: Nicholas Barnes as Young Thomas, Caroline Brazier as Tina Toohey, John Brumpton as Eddie Mac, Simon Burke as Simon Mawbrey, Mitchell Butel as Thomas Katz, Paul Capsis as Amanda, Alistair Cooke as Young Hammers, Lynette Curran as Rhys' Mother, Aiden Davis as Dustin Toohey, Oliver Davis as Dylan Toohey, Kamil Ellis as Jason, Simon Elrahi as Ismail Rexhaj, Ben Gerrard as Dan, Eduard Geyl as Jason Williams, Paul Goddard as Jeremy, Kevin Godfrey as Young Shane Lustigman, Victoria Haralabidou as Adna Rexhaj, Anita Hegh as Cheryl Hampton, Damian Hempstead as Young Rhys, Justin Holborow as Young Adamski, Fletcher Humphrys as Brett O'Donahue, Kane Johnson as Young Brett, Deborah Kennedy as Dr. Pederson, Matt Laird as Peter, Panda Likoudis as Agent Parr, Renee Lim as Detective Ginger, Nathan Lovejoy as Detective Maestri, Julian Maroun as Amir / Haris Rexhaj, Rebecca Massey as Sally Williams, Caleb McClure as Young Toohey, Olivia McNamara as Young Cheryl, Marin Mimica as Rex Stout, Milan Monk as Tex Palmer, Geoff Morrell as Don Lustigman, Otis Pavlovic as Will Lustigman, Sean Perez as Sean, Anthony Phelan as Abel Chalmers, Oscar Redding as Terry O'Donahue, Tainui Richmond as Young Oscar, Ashley Ross as Young Toni, Leigh Scully as Martin Andrews, John Sheerin as Ron Davies, James Slee as Jarryd, Samuel Stevenson as Liam, Leon Stripp as SWAT Cop, Clare Todorovitch as Young Sally, Ben Toyer as Ned Davies, Jessica Tregear as Jenny, Jye Williams as Ryan, Ben Wood as Agent Michaels, Billy Wright as Young Terry, George H. Xanthis as Rohan Asad, Judd Wild as Nick Stunt Double, Nandalie Campbell Killick as Tori Stunt Double, Caleb Guinery as Rhys Stunt Double

Note: the same all-encompassing cast credits are used in all four episodes, I'm only listing them once

Episode 2


Thu, October 06, 2016
Written by Kris Wyld
Directed by Shawn Seet

As Nick prepares to face the Critical Incident Investigation Team, another body is discovered with the same hallmarks, confirming that the dating App THRUSTR is being used to lure victims. With evidence that former football legend Christopher Toohey has links to the past crimes, Nick and Tori go to extraordinary lengths to persuade him to talk... with tragic consequences.

Episode 3


Wed, October 12, 2016
Written by Kym Goldsworthy
Directed by Shawn Seet

Reeling with guilt, Nick and Tori investigate the death of Toohey and his past links to the Pointers gang. With the THRUSTR killer still on the prowl, Crime Scene Officer Brenda discovers DNA which not only confirms Tori's suspicions about her brother's murder — but puts ex-gang member, now local businessman, Hammers firmly in the spotlight. Confiding in Oscar, Tori doesn't realise he will be hell-bent on revenge, and make a dangerous attempt to take matters into his own hands.

Episode 4


Thu, October 13, 2016
Written by Kris Wyld
Directed by Shawn Seet

With Oscar surviving a brutal attack, Nick and Tori desperately reach back into the past and discover a vital lead previously masked by dodgy detective work. Despite a confession by Hammers the THRUSTR killer is still out there — he has taken another victim and now, he is going after Osca…

Deep Water: The Real Story

Sun, October 16, 2016

Directed by Amanda Blue, Deep Water: The Real Story is a 90 minute feature presenting first-hand accounts of Sydney's gay hate killings in the 1980s and 1990s.

This documentary unravels the stories of a society in the grips of homophobia as gangs stalked vulnerable victims on the coastline cliffs, brutal gay bashings were carried out, and lives were ended on the rocks below.

Many of those involved at the time, including police, advisors, victims and families of those murdered speak out on the crimes of the past in the hope that new evidence will rise to the surface in the pursuit of peace for the dead and justice for their loved ones.

Deep Water: Online Investigations

An online interactive hub developed by Blackfella Films and SBS, and produced by SBS. It includes content that is released across September and October. The site will include a special illustrated long form feature; a true crime podcast series; and an interactive site delving into 30 cold cases, allowing users to explore the unsolved murders, both within Bondi and wider Australia, for themselves.

Deep Water - Online Investigations also features both in-depth extras around the Deep Water drama and Deep Water - The Real Story; with behind-the-scenes videos of the drama, including cast and crew interviews; sneak-peek extras; deleted scenes from the drama and a photo-gallery showcasing Bondi Beach - all available now.