Janet King: Playing Advantage (Series 3)
Drama / 8 x 60' / HD, Airline, DVD, Format, Non-Theatric
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation & Screen NSW present A Screentime, A Banijay Group Company, Production
Seconded to the National Crime Commission, Janet King’s investigation into the death of a young cricketer uncovers a web of organised crime – where the public face of professional sport meets the underworld of match fixing, performance enhancing drugs, money laundering, kickbacks and murder.
Selected to spearhead the National Crime Commission’s investigation into the role of organised crime in professional sport, Janet King uncovers a world of match fixing, performance-enhancing drugs, money laundering and murder. Aided by Federal Sergeant Bianca Grieve and reporting to mentor Tony Gillies, Janet has an otherwise new team at her disposal. However, that is not all that has changed in her world – with her former right-hand, Richard Stirling now a top barrister for several of the athletes under suspicion, and the opportunistic Owen Mitchell now the head of the DPP. When a ghost of Janet’s past returns in the form of a suspect in the NCC investigation, Janet’s relationship with those closest to her is professionally and emotionally strained. As ethical and personal dilemmas collide, Janet witnesses the price that professional athletes are prepared to pay to compete at the highest level, whilst risking the life of one of those closest to her to bring down the kingpin of sporting crime.
Marta Dusseldorp as JANET KING (Jack Irish, A Place To Call Home, Devil’s Dust)
Peter Kowitz as TONY GILLIES (Packed To The Rafters, Supernova, All Saints)
Damian Walshe-Howling as OWEN MITCHELL (The Time Of Our Lives, Bikie Wars: Brothers In Arms, Old School)
Hamish Michael as RICHARD STIRLING (Total Control, Doctor Doctor, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries)
Don Hany as CLAY NELSON (Picnic At Hanging Rock, Strike Back, Doctor Doctor)