Australian TV Fat Tony And Co (Channel 9 2014, Robert Mammone, Vince Colosimo) Published 2 years ago on August 22, 2016 Crime drama series Fat Tony and Co was part of the Underbelly franchise (but not listed as such because of funding changes to Screen Australia) and focused on Tony Mokbel who in the 2000’s was Australia’s most wanted man. What followed as the police attempted to bring him to justice was an intense manhunt that lasted 18 months and dismantled a drug empire. A miraculous tip-off to the Australian police revealed that Mokbel was living in Athens, Greece under a false name and documents. But how do you find one man in a population of four million? FAT TONY & CO follows Mokbel from his early beginnings in Melbourne’s underworld to his eventual discovery and arrest in a cafe in Athens. Mokbel featured in the original Underbelly series but as Screentime Exec Des Monaghan says “When we first introduced Tony Mokbel, legal constraints greatly inhibited how much we could show. This time there are no such constraints – FAT TONY & CO is complete and unabridged.” Timeline wise the storyline runs alongside the events of the original Underbelly series but seen from Mokbel’s perspective. In fact most of the original Underbelly players returned for this series – with a few exceptions – Kat Stewart was replaced by Hollie Andrew. Caroline Gillmer was replaced by Debra Byrne and Callan Mulvey was replaced by Jake Ryan. Most of the cast from the first series of Underbelly return to play the same characters, although some were unavailable to reprise their signature roles such as Kat Stewart who played Roberta Williams, replaced by Hollie Andrew; Caroline Gillmer who played Judy Moran, replaced by Debra Byrne, and Callan Mulvey who played Mark Moran, replaced by Jake Ryan production details Australia / Channel 9 – Screentime / 9×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 23 February – 6 April 2014 Writers: Peter Gawler, Adam Todd, Jeff Truman, Michaeley O’Brien / Executive Producers: Des Monaghan, Greg Haddrick, Jo Rooney, Andy Ryan / Producers: Peter Gawler, Elisa Argenzio / Directors: Peter Andrikidis, Andrew Prowse, Karl Zwicky cast Robert Mammone as Tony Mokbel Madeleine West as Danielle McGuire Gyton Grantley as Carl Williams Hollie Andrew as Roberta Williams Shane Jacobson as Det. Insp. Jim ‘Big Kahuna’ O’Brien Stephen Curry as Det. Sgt. Jim Coghlan Richard Cawthorne as Australian Federal Police agent Jarrod Ragg Vince Colosimo as Alphonse Gangitano Les Hill as Jason Moran Simon Westaway as Mick Gatto Kevin Harrington as Lewis Moran Gerard Kennedy as Graham Kinniburgh Debra Byrne as Judy Moran Rich Davine as Pasquale Barbaro Louise Mandylor as Laura Mokbel Jake Ryan as Mark Moran Jeremy Kewley as Des ‘Tuppence’ Moran Frank Sweet as Billy Fischer Brian Vriends as Det. Sgt. Malcolm Rosenes David Brown as Det. Sam Martone Nick Simpson-Deeks as Bruno Simone Kessell as Tamara Chippindall Steve Bastoni as Homicide Det. Charlie Bezzina Nicholas Bishop as Det. Sgt. Paul Dale Mat Stevenson as Prosecutor Tom Wren as Willie Thompson Alex Tsitsopoulos as Milad Mokbel Vince Poletto as Horty Mokbel Samantha Tolj as Renee Mokbel Odette Joannidis as Carmel Mokbel Maria Mercedes as Agape Makrakanis Steve Mouzakis as Major George Kastanis Jason Gianginis as Incorruptible Police Detective Tony Nikolakopoulos as Stavros Makrakanis Robert Rabiah as Dario Mancini Costas Kilias as Head of Hellenic Anti Drug Dept James Chalas as Yiannis Vlahos Lawyer Zoe Cramond as Lawyer Zara Grade-Wilson Dean Cartmel as Phil Costa THE EPISODES 23 February – 30 March 2014 1. THE TONY SPECIAL (23 Feb 2014) 2. THE MEXICAN JOB (23 Feb 2014) 3. WHEN THE DOG’S BARK (2 Mar 2014) 4. KILLERS, THIEVES AND LAWYERS (9 Mar 2014) 5. WHERE’S TONY (16 Mar 2014) 6. A NEW LIFE (23 Mar 2014) 7. THE INCORRUPTIBLES (23 Mar 2014) 8. A CHIP AND A CHAIR (30 Mar 2014) 9. 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