ABC Australia have announced that Deb Cox and Fiona Eagger, the duo from Every Cloud Productions, have been commissioned to produce 8 part drama Newton’s Law set around a solicitor who returns to the bar.
Every Cloud have had a couple of big hits in the shape of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and The Gods of Wheat Street so expectations will be high.
As per the PR Newton’s Law centers around Josephine Newton, a suburban solicitor with an over-developed sense of responsibility who attempts to return to her briefly glorious stint at the Bar.
When Josephine’s low-flying solicitor’s practice is incinerated by a disgruntled client, she is persuaded by her old uni’ friend and not-so-secret admirer, Lewis Hughes, to trade the benefits of her brilliant mind for a berth in the lofty glamour of Knox Chambers. With her office destroyed, her marriage collapsing and motherhood fast losing its charm, Josephine decides it’s time she took her own aspirations off the back burner and resumed her barrister’s robes.
Speaking about the series Fiona and Deb said, “We’re very happy to bring another strong female protagonist to the screen, this time in modern dress, with a modern woman’s dilemma of trying to do too much for too many!”
Meanwhile the ABC’s Director of Television Richard Finlayson talked up the hugely important support from both Screen Australia and Film Victoria in getting the series into production. He said “thanks to the ongoing support of Screen Australia as well as the ABC’s partnership with Film Victoria on the Victorian Drama and Comedy Initative, we are pleased to be able to commission another outstanding drama from Every Cloud Productions. Our audience is in for a treat.”
Newton’s Law is set to begin filming in Melbourne later in the year. No word on casting yet but we will have more on the series as it comes in.