Aden Young (Rectify, The Disappearance) and Tony nominee Sam Trammell (The Fault In Our Stars, True Blood) headline the cast of Reckoning - the new thriller series from Playmaker for Sony Pictures Television Networks. Production for Reckoning began this week in Sydney, Australia with the assistance of Create NSW.
Reckoning explores the darkest corners of the human psyche through the eyes of two fathers, one of whom is a serial-killer. Mike (Aden Young) and Leo (Sam Trammell) try to do what’s best for the people they love and the families they protect. But as both struggle to suppress their inner demons, the murder of a local teenager sets them on a course of mutual destruction that will emanate through every facet of their quiet, suburban community.
Also joining the cast are Simone Kessell (Pine Gap, The Crossing), Laura Gordon (Undertow, Secret City 2), Gloria Garayua (How To Get Away With Murder, Bounty Hunters), Mitzi Ruhlmann (Hiding, The Code), Milly Alcock (Pine Gap, Fighting Season), Ed Oxenbould (Wildlife,Paper Planes), Finn Little (Tidelands, Angel of Mine), Anthony Phelan (The Kettering Incident, Deep Water) and Diana Glenn (The Slap, Secrets and Lies).
Set in California - the 10-episode series is being filmed and wholly produced and post produced in Australia.
Created by David Hubbard (Noel) who is co-showrunner with David Eick (Battlestar Galactica, Falling Skies), Reckoning is executive produced by Playmaker’s David Taylor and David Maher (The Code, Chosen), produced by Diane Haddon (The Code, Friday On My Mind), directed and co-executive produced by Shawn Seet (The Code, Storm Boy) with Jennifer Leacey (Bite Club, Pulse) and Peter Andrikidis (Bite Club,Underbelly) also directing.
“We are excited to have Aden and Sam leading a talented ensemble cast to bring this riveting and suspenseful thriller to life,” said Playmaker’s Taylor and Maher.
“Aden and Sam and the fantastic ensemble cast are crushing it in rehearsals. We’re thrilled that production has started in beautiful Sydney,” said Marie Jacobson, EVP, Programming and Production, Sony Pictures Television Networks.
An Australian production, Sony Pictures Television Networks commissioned Reckoning for its international channels, including AXN, in select territories in Europe and Latin America. The psychological thriller is being produced by Playmaker, an Australian leader in premium scripted content. Sony Pictures Television Distribution will handle worldwide sales of the series, which is set to debut next year.
Playmaker specializes in authored primetime drama. With a track record of producing high quality, award-winning network series in Australia, some of their well-known recent titles include Bite Club (NINE Network), The Wrong Girl (TEN Network), Love Child (NINE Network), House Husbands (NINE Network), The Code (ABC), as well as recent mini-series Friday On My Mind (ABC) and the Mandarin-language version of thriller Chosen, made in Australia for China’s largest streaming service iQiyi. Playmaker is a Sony Pictures Television company.
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