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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:25 am
just naming it Underbelly 2012 for now till we get a proper title.

Report: Underbelly 2012 in Queensland

Underbelly 2012 will be set against a backdrop of Queensland’s Fitzgerald inquiry in the 1980s, according to the Daily Telegraph.

The inquiry was established following police corruption articles by reporter Phil Dickie and a Four Corners television report by Chris Masters. It revealed top policemen and politicians were linked to brothels and gambling dens, eventually bringing down Queensland’s longest-serving premier Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen.

In 1991 Bjelke-Petersen also faced a criminal trial for perjury which resulted in a hung jury -itself the subject of an ABC dramatisation, Joh’s Jury.

The Queensland saga has been a possibility for some time, previously rumoured for Underbelly 2011.

A Channel 9 spokeswoman said, “The Fitzgerald inquiry is one of the contenders but there are at least two other Australian crime stories being considered as well.”

This concurs with recent comments by Screentime’s Des Monaghan who has said there are three possible options for the next series, two of which are related to the first series.

“There are a few things standing in our way,” Monaghan recently said. “So we have other options. It’s a bit of a wait-and-see situation.”

Nine is also tipped to screen the NZ series of Underbelly next year.

http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2011/12/rep ... sland.html
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:35 pm
any word about the new season of Underbelly yet? Is it officially set in Queensland? And has filming began yet?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:35 am
Nope, this new Underbelly series won't be set in Queensland. Instead, it will be set in Sydney (again), with the show being set in recent times (2001 - 2011).

Filming has begun on the fifth installment in Nine’s crime series, Underbelly: Badness.

Shot on location in Sydney and set from 2001 – 2011, Underbelly: Badness stars Anthony LaPaglia as underworld figure Anthony Perish.

A Press Release indicates “Perish maintained an almost non-existent public profile, which was only revealed when his connection to the murder of Terry Falconer, a former inmate of Sydney’s Silverwater jail, brought him to the attention of Strike Force Tuno, formed to find Falconer’s killers.

“Strike Force Tuno spent ten years gathering the evidence that would finally see Perish brought to justice.”

Matt Nable stars as Detective Inspector Jubelin with Josh Quong Tart, Ben Winspear, Leeanna Walsman and Jodi Gordon all appearing. Aaron Jeffery will feature in his second Underbelly instalment.

Underbelly: Badness is an eight-part mini-series, directed by Tony Tilse, David Caesar and Ian Watson, with scripts written by Peter Gawler, Felicity Packard, Jeff Truman and Niki Aken.

Nine Drama execsJo Rooney and Andy Ryan said, “Underbelly: Badness is a riveting and compelling story of a modern underworld figure that merged into the fabric of our community completely under the radar, and we are very proud to shine a light on this story and bring it to Australian audiences”

Screentime’s Des Monaghan and Greg Haddrick will return as Executive Producers, along Peter Gawler and Elisa Argenzio. The Nine Network’s Drama Executive’s, Jo Rooney and Andy Ryan will also serve as Executive Producers.

“This, the fifth series of Underbelly, is the most contemporary yet and is in marked contrast to Underbelly: Razor,” said Monaghan, Executive Chairman of Screentime. “Whilst on the face of it they couldn’t be more different, they do both share the Underbelly DNA, namely police versus organised crime, the dramatisation of actual events, real names wherever legally possible, and an honest attempt to get to the essence of what really happened.”

source - http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2012/04/nin ... dness.html

thoughts?

and i wonder if there is any connections with Underbelly 3: The Golden Mile. I dont know if there is though
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:28 pm
are they serious with that title, thats a terrible one!!

8 eps huh, I guess they couldn't stretch out the story to 12/13 eps then.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:23 pm
just a reminder this starts tonight at 8:30.

who's gonna watch or give it a miss?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:00 pm
I'll be watching it. Great night on TV for me, Big Brother and then Underbelly Badness :<
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:42 pm
Jayel wrote:I'll be watching it. Great night on TV for me, Big Brother and then Underbelly Badness :<



I agree. ooX
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:20 am
I enjoyed it. Was way better then Razor and I am hoping it will be the best underbelly since the first one. You know they have changed it up a bit since its not saturated with nudity.
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