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New cast members join Jack Irish

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Claudia Karvan and Marcus Graham will feature in the next instalment of Jack Irish.

They join returning cast Guy Pearce, Marta Dusseldorp, Shane Jacobson, Aaron Pedersen and Roy Billing.

In the six-part series Jack’s mysterious new client goes missing before he meets her and he is soon caught up in a murderous web of powerful vested interests, that stretches from his home town turf of Fitzroy to a remote village in Mindanao, Philippines.

Series producer Ian Collie of Essential Media & Entertainment, says, “It is comforting to be back in Jack’s world again with his close and loyal mates like punters Harry and Cam; the on-again, off-again relationship with journo Linda; Charlie the grumpy German cabinetmaker; and of course the Fitzroy Youth Club who still remain firmly welded to their stools at the Prince of Prussia pub. But the outside modern world, with its sinister and corrupt dealings, will drag Jack back into its vortex. And Jack has never been good with the modern world!”

Carole Sklan, ABC TV’s Head of Fiction, says, “It’s a dangerous world. We’ve missed the dry humour, disarming charm and eccentric characters of Jack Irish. We are delighted to have Guy Pearce and the brilliant Jack Irish team creating a major new drama series for the ABC”.

Written by Andrew Knight, Matt Cameron and Andrew Anastasios, series directors are Kieran Darcy Smith, Mark Joffe and Daniel Nettheim.

The series starts production in Melbourne on Monday, August 10 and will air on ABC next year.

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