Channel Seven has picked up Fremantle Media’s drama Killing Time. The 10-part series starring David Wenham previously ran on Foxtel’s TV1.The announcement:
Channel Seven will soon air the award-winning crime drama Killing Time, starring David Wenham.
Killing Time is the true story of the rise and fall of notorious Melbourne criminal defence lawyer Andrew Fraser. His clients ranged from accused cop killers to the rich and famous including international businessman Alan Bond.
At the top of his game, Fraser commanded a huge salary and lived the dream. But when his cocaine addiction spiralled into a thousand dollar-a-day habit, his judgment became unsound and he crossed the line into the criminal milieu. He was disbarred, discredited, broken financially and his marriage was destroyed.
Caged amongst serial killers and psychopaths, Fraser is forced to reflect on where it all went so wrong, and try to salvage his shattered reputation.
Filmed in Melbourne, the 10-part series was initially due to screen in 2010 but was deferred due to a series of gangland trials that were still in progress.
This compelling Australian drama is written by Ian David, Mac Gudgeon, Katherine Thompson and Shaun Grant. The Executive Producer is Jason Stephens. It also stars Diana Glenn, Richard Cawthorne, Malcolm Kennard, Kate Jenkinson, Kris McQuade, and Colin Friels.
In 2012, Killing Time received two awards for outstanding performances. David Wenham won the ASTRA for Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor and Richard Cawthorne won the AFI for Best Guest or Supporting Actor in a Television Drama.
Source: Seven press release