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Courtroom Drama The Twelve Premieres Tues 21 June on FOX Showcase



The Twelve, a new Foxtel Original drama series, will premiere 21 June on FOX Showcase.

The courtroom drama, starring Sam Neill (Jurassic World: Dominion, Thor: Love and Thunder, Palm Beach), Marta Dusseldorp (Wentworth, Stateless, A Place to Call Home), and Kate Mulvany (Fighting Season, Lambs of God, Hunters), tells the story of 12 ordinary Australians who are selected for jury duty in a murder trial that is both traumatising and controversial, in which a woman is accused of killing her teenage niece.

The 10 part series is based on Belgium’s De Twaalf and was produced by Warner Bros. International Television Production Australia in collaboration with Easy Tiger Productions.

These twelve ordinary people have their own histories hidden behind the mask of anonymity. Lives as complicated as the case, with shattered dreams, shameful secrets, hope, fears, personal trauma, and prejudice. Audiences will see the law’s fragility and imbalances, as well as the chaotic and flawed way we attempt to determine justice in our society, through the multiple lenses of these jurors.

The limited series will explore the lives and loves of the people who will decide the fate of the accused over ten episodes, including their histories, conflicts, families, and secrets. A gentle suburban mother whose husband’s adoration may be hiding coercion, a builder torn from his responsibilities, a star student struggling to be a role model for his indigenous community, a chronic gambler with money issues, and a brash millennial plagued by traumatic memories are among those featured. The different ways they react to the unfolding trial will be shaped by the values they bring and the challenges they face.

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).

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.

Airdate: Tuesday 21 June 2022 at 8.30pm on FOX Showcase.