Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Underbelly Season 5, Episode 2 Cut Snake and Crazy Air On 20th August 2012

Series Genl Info:Underbelly is a 13-part Australian television mini-series that retells the real events of the 1995–2004 gangland war in Melbourne, and is the first series in the larger Underbelly Franchise. It depicts the key players in Melbourne's criminal underworld, including the Carlton Crew and their rival, Carl Williams. The series is based on the book Leadbelly: Inside Australia's Underworld, by The Age journalists John Silvester and Andrew Rule, and is produced by the Australian Film Finance Corporation, in association with Film Victoria. The executive producers are Des Monaghan and Jo Horsburgh.Underbelly is based on the book Leadbelly: Inside Australia's Underworld, by Age journalists John Silvester and Andrew Rule. As the Nine Network was interested in creating local and world-class television, they decided to invest in a drama series that told the story of the Melbourne gangland killings. Jo Horsburgh, Nine Network Head of Drama, stated that the network was "100 percent committed to bringing Underbelly to the small screen". Des Monaghan, executive producer for Screentime, called the series "one of the most exciting and challenging drama projects ever shot in [Australia]". The script took 12 months to write, beginning in June 2006, with the main writers, Greg Haddrick, Peter Gawler and Felicity Packard putting together an entire episode themselves before their scripts were edited. Haddrick, Screentime's Head of Drama, felt that the challenge for the writing team was to "capture the essential truth of these extraordinary events in a compelling and coherent manner".....Based on real events in Melbourne, Victoria, between 1995 and 2004, Underbelly tells the story of the gangland war, known as the Melbourne gangland killings, between rival factions of Melbourne's criminal underworld. This major primetime production based on true events features an all-star cast from Australia. Season 4: set during the roaring 20's in Sydney when organised crime in Australia began. It is the story of the bloody battle between the era's most feared vice queens, Tilly Devine and her rival Kate Leigh.

Episode Summary:
Taskforce Tuno attempt to cultivate a dangerous and unpredictable informant in their continued to quest to find Terry Falconer's killers.

Main Cast And Crew
Stars:Caroline Craig, Marcus Shultz, Paul Tassone,
Rodger Corser,Gyton Grantley,Kat Stewart
Written by: Greg Haddrick,
Peter Gawler, Felicity Packard
Episode Air Date: Monday 20th Aug 2012
6:30 AM On Nine (AU) Network
Release date: 13 February 2008 (USA)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery
Runtime: Australia: 60 min  | USA: 60 min
Executive producers: Des Monaghan, Jo Horsburgh
Producers: Greg Haddrick, Brenda Pam
Production Co: Australian Film Finance Corporation (AFFC),
Film Victoria, Nine Network Australia
Language: English
Also Known As: Underbelly Uncut
Filming Locations: Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh,
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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