FOXTEL Original event series THE TWELVE premieres Tuesday June 21 only on FOXTEL
FOXTEL today releases the gripping new FOXTEL Original event series THE TWELVE, starring internationally acclaimed actor Sam Neill (Jurassic World: Dominion, Thor: Love and Thunder, Palm Beach) and one of the biggest all-star ensemble casts of any drama in the country ahead of its world premiere on Tuesday June 21, only on FOXTEL.
THE TWELVE is a gripping courtroom drama that tells the story of 12 ordinary Australians who are selected for jury duty in a murder trial as traumatising as it is controversial, in which a woman stands accused of killing her teenage niece.
The cast of THE TWELVE is one of the biggest ensembles of any series ever produced in Australia and also includes: Brooke Satchwell (Mr Inbetween, The End, Ride Like a Girl), Brendan Cowell (Avatar 2, Game of Thrones), Pallavi Sharda (Lion, Save Your Legs!), Hazem Shammas (Safe Harbour, The Hunting, The Secrets She Keeps), Ngali Shaw (RFDS, Ben 10: Age of the Multiverse), Jenni Baird (A Place to Call Home, The Secrets She Keeps), Matt Nable (Mr Inbetween, The Dry), Damien Strouthos (Wonderland, The Tourist), Louisa Mignone (Wentworth, Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries), Catherine Văn-Davies (Amazing Grace, Hungry Ghosts), Nicholas Cassim (Mr Inbetween, The Secrets She Keeps), Daniel Mitchell (The Moodys, The Jesters), Gennie Nevinson (Muriel’s Wedding, Between Two Worlds), Bishanyia Vincent (RFDS, Bump), Toby Blome (Privileged, Danger Close), Warren Lee (Eight, Legacy), Susan Kennedy (All Saints, Home and Away), Coco Jack Gillies (Mad Max: Fury Road, Doctor Doctor), Silvia Colloca (Van Hesling, Nerve), Hamish Michael (Janet King, Rosehaven) and Ben Mingay (Frayed, Amazing Grace).
We have watched 2 of the episodes that offer great character introductions to unveiling back and forth looks leading up to the crime that looks into the complex lives of the jurors that are examined over the ten-episode limited series, including stories of abuse, racism, addiction, and trauma – and how the pressures of determining the fate of the accused impact their own lives.
Behind the façade of their anonymity, these twelve ordinary people bring with them their own histories. Lives that are as complex as the trial, full of fractured dreams, shameful secrets, hope, fears, personal trauma, and prejudice. Through the multiple lenses of these jurors, audiences will see the fragility and imbalances of the law, and the chaotic and flawed way we attempt to determine justice in our society.
Over ten episodes the limited series will explore the lives and loves of the people who will decide the fate of the accused, their histories, their conflicts, their families, their secrets. This includes a gentle suburban mum whose husband’s adoration may be hiding coercion, a builder torn away from his responsibilities, a star student struggling with being a role model to his indigenous community, a chronic gambler with money problems and a brash millennial plagued by traumatic memories. The values they bring and the challenges they confront will shape the different ways they react to the unfolding trial.
The 10-episode crime drama commissioned by the FOXTEL Group, is produced by Warner Bros. International Television Production Australia in partnership with Easy Tiger Productions with major production investment from Screen Australia in association with FOXTEL. Financed with support from Screen NSW. The series is distributed globally by Endeavor Content. Executive Producers for the Foxtel Group are Brian Walsh and Penny Win.
THE TWELVE Available to watch On Demand on FOXTEL and on FOX Showcase.