Emmy Award winner Guy Pearce is taking one last ride as ex-criminal-lawyer-turned-investigator Jack Irish, now shooting in our stages and around Melbourne for ABC TV.
With writers of the ilk of Matt Cameron (Sunshine, Secret City), Andrew Knight (Rake, Hacksaw Ridge), Andrew Anastasios (The Water Diviner, Wentworth) and Alli Parker (Secret Bridesmaids’ Business, Miss Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries), Pearce says he’s looking forward to Jack’s final hurrah, and that “every twist and turn has been thrilling and every line of dialogue utterly satisfying”.
Joining Pearce again are Jack’s trusty cohorts Marta Dusseldorp as journalist Linda Hillier, Roy Billings as horse racing identity Harry Strang, Aaron Pederson as Harry’s trusted off-sider Cam Delray, and Shane Jacobson as old-school detective Barry Tregear.
With director Greg McLean (The Gloaming, Wolf Creek) on board for all four episodes, the finale promises to be an “epic conclusion” according to ABC Head of Scripted Production Sally Riley.
Inspired by the Jack Irish novels by the late Peter Temple, Jack Irish telemovies were broadcast on ABC in 2012 and 2014, followed by two series in 2016 and 2018.
Production credits: An Easy Tiger Production for ABC in association with Film Victoria
Producers: Ian Collie, Matt Cameron and Jo Rooney
Executive Producers: Rob Gibson and Andrew Knight
ABC Executive Producers: Sally Riley and Brett Sleigh