A Matchbox Pictures production
in association with Screen Queensland, Screen NSW, Screen Tasmania and Pixa House

Based on an idea by Aaron Fa'aoso
Developed by Louis Nowra
Executive Producers: Tony Ayres, Carole Sklan, David Ogilvy
Producers: Penny Chapman, Helen Panckhurst
Writers: Nick Parsons, Blake Ayshford, Kristen Dunphy, Louis Nowra
Director: Peter Andrikidis, Catriona McKenzie

Aired: February 02 - March 29, 2012 (ABC)

Set among the turquoise waters and lethal wildlife of Australia's Far North Queensland and the Torres Strait, The Straits is an exotic, darkly humorous crime drama series. The Montebellos are not your average Australian family. Modern day smugglers, their family business is transporting drugs into Australia, and guns and exotic wildlife out, making use of ties of blood and loyalty in the Torres Strait Islands. When Harry, the head of the family, starts to plan his succession he sparks a vicious family power struggle. However, under attack from ambitious bikies and mercurial Papua New Guinea raskols, the family must hold together through torture, assassination and imprisonment. 10x55min

Brian CoxHarry Montebello
Rena OwenKitty Montebello
Aaron Fa'aosoNoel Montebello
Jimi BaniMarou Montebello
Firass DiraniGary Montebello
Susannah Bayes-MortonSissi Montebello
Rachael BlakeNatasha
Emma LungLola
Dan WyllieJoJo
Kim GyngellPaddy
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