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Cast Revealed For Disney+ Australian Original Series ‘The Artful Dodger’

Disney has revealed the cast for the upcoming Disney+ Australian series “The Artful Dodger.”

The series explores the adult double life of Charles Dickens’ famous prince of thieves, Dodger, who has become a surgeon, but retains criminal tendencies.


Headlining cast includes Thomas Brodie-Sangster (“Pistol,” “The Queen’s Gambit”), David Thewlis (“Fargo,” “Naked”) and Australia’s Maia Mitchell (“Good Trouble,” “The Fosters”).

The cast is rounded out by Australia’s Damon Herriman (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” “Judy and Punch”), Tapsell (“Top End Wedding,” “The Sapphires”), Tim Minchin (“Upright,” “Californication”), Susie Porter (“Wentworth,” “Gold”), Kym Gyngell (“Love Me,” “Black Snow”) Damien Garvey (“Nautilus,” “Jack Irish”), Jessica De Gouw (“The Secrets She Keeps,” “The Drover’s Wife”), Andrea Demetriades (“The End,” “Seven Types of Ambiguity”), Luke Carroll (“Upright,” “Preppers”) and Huw Higginson (“Total Control,” “Janet King”). Joining the cast are rising talents, Lucy-Rose Leonard, Nicholas Burton, Jude Hyland, Finn Treacy and Albert Latailakepa.

Jeffrey Walker (“Young Rock,” “The Commons,” “Modern Family”) is the set-up director and co-executive producer, with directors Corrie Chen (“New Gold Mountain,” “Bad Behaviour”) and Gracie Otto (“Heartbreak High,” “The Clearing”). The series is written by James McNamara, Andrew Knight, Vivienne Walshe and Dan Knight, with Miranda Tapsell.

“The Artful Dodger” is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television and produced by Beach Road Pictures and SPT’s Curio Pictures. The series is co-created and executive produced by Beach Road Pictures’ David Maher and David Taylor. Jo Porter represents Curio Pictures as executive producer. James McNamara (co-creator and co-executive producer), Andrew Knight (co-executive producer and writer), Jeffrey Walker (co-executive producer and director) and Ross Allsop (producer).

The eight-part series was revealed during Disney’s Content Showcase in Singapore today.

Production is currently underway and the project will be filmed in New South Wales, Australia

Source: Variety

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