Filming has today started on a new 19th century mystery tele-movie for the ABC in Melbourne.
The Mystery of a Hansom Cab is produced by Burberry Entertainment by producer Margot McDonald with direction from Underbelly director Shawn Seet.
It has been adapted from the Fergus Hume novel of the same name by Glen Dolman, who wrote the screenplay of Bob Hawke biopic Hawke.
Cast includes Offspring’s John Waters, Beaconsfield‘s Shane Jacobson, Underbelly Razor‘s Chelsie Preston Crayford and Anna McGahan as well as Helen Morse of The Eye of the Storm and Oliver Ackland of The Slap.
Ewan Burnett, CEO of Burberry Entertainment said: “We are thrilled to be making this stunning period piece, which exquisitely depicts Melbourne in the midst of a 19th century population and economic boom.”
Carole Sklan, head of ABC TV Fiction said: “We’re delighted to be bringing this compelling Australian murder mystery to ABC TV. It is a true classic, the story keeps surprising, and the creative team at Burberry have brought together a wonderful cast.”