In 2020, Australian television legend Rebecca Gibney returns to Nine to reprise her role as forensic psychiatrist Jane Halifax in HALIFAX: Retribution.
Hollywood-based Anthony LaPaglia joins the cast to play the head of Task Force Stingray, Inspector Tom Saracen, in the gripping crime thriller mini-series.
Jane Halifax (Rebecca Gibney) is a rock star in the field of forensic psychiatry, and after years on the police frontline she has carved out a new career as a university professor.
But when a serial sniper starts terrorising Melbourne, Jane is lured back into the field to help the police task force find the killer and save a city paralysed with fear. As she profiles a killer hidden in plain sight, Jane finds herself firmly in his view. This one is personal.
Also joining the stellar cast are Claudia Karvan (Newton's Law, Jack Irish, Time Of Our Lives), Jacqueline McKenzie (Safe Harbour, Romper Stomper, Pine Gap), Rick Donald (800 Words, A Place to Call Home, Wentworth), Craig Hall (A Place to Call Home, The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Catching Milat), Michala Banas (Upper Middle Bogan, Bad Mothers, McLeod’s Daughters), Mavournee Hazel (Neighbours, My Life Is Murder), Ming-Zhu Hii (Peter Rabbit, Newton's Law, Sisters), Mark Coles Smith (Les Norton, Pawno, Last Cab To Darwin), Louisa Mignone (Secret City: Under the Eagle, Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, Rake), Hannah Monson (Glitch), Stephen Curry (The Castle, The King, Hounds of Love) and John Waters (Mystery Road, Rake, Offspring).
“I am beyond excited to be breathing new life into Jane Halifax as she was and still is one of my favourite characters, and I always believed there was so much more we could explore with her,” Rebecca Gibney said. “Having grown as a woman and hopefully as an actor over the last 20 years I’m really looking forward to exploring Jane’s world from a new perspective.”
Original creator and writer Roger Simpson (Stingers, Satisfaction, Good Guys, Bad Guys) returns as writer and producer, alongside executive producer Mikael Borglund.
HALIFAX: Retribution is a Beyond Lonehand Production for Nine with major production investment from Screen Australia, in association with Film Victoria.