Underbelly returns to Channel 9 in 2022, based on the real-life mystery that captivated the nation. Underbelly: Vanishing Act tells the story of the bizarre disappearance of Melissa Caddick, the high-roller who allegedly embezzled over $40 million before vanishing into thin air. It’s a mystery that has left Caddick’s family, clients and the police questioning everything they thought they knew about her.
Underbelly: Vanishing Act stars Kate Atkinson ( Wentworth, Jack Irish, SeaChange ) as Melissa Caddick, alongside Colin Friels ( Water Rats, BlackJack, Mystery Road ), Tai Hara ( Madam Secretary, Home and Away, Hyde & Seek),Maya Stange ( Love Child , A Place to Call Home , Wolf Creek , Rake) , Ursula Mills ( Out of the Blue ), and Sophie Bloom(Love Child, Amazing Grace, Reef Break).
Produced by Matt Ford and Kerrie Mainwaring, written by Matt Ford and Michael Miller and directed by Geoff Bennett ,Underbelly: Vanishing Act is produced by Screentime (a Banijay Group company).
When you think of Underbelly, you think of tales from the underworld, from Razor, to Chopper, to the original series. The disappearance of Melissa Caddick will be the first storyline not related to the underworld.
Variety has included Vanishing Act in its list of 20 international shows to look out for at next week’s London Screenings. Interestingly, the mini-series is produced by a Banijay subsidiary but will be distributed outside Australia by DCD Rights, not Banijay Rights.
It will be available to media buyers as 3 x 45 minute episodes or 1 x 75 minute & 1 x 60 minute episodes.
So the whole thing is narrated by the person who is dead? I thought this case still had a lot of details which are unknown. So the miniseries just assumes the details just to make an interesting story for television? Sounds dodgy.