Today, it was announced that all eight episodes of Australian murder mystery drama Troppo will premiere on May 20 on Amazon Freevee, the new name for IMDb TV beginning April 27.
From AGC Television, Troppo is the story of Ted Conkaffey, played by Thomas Jane (The Expanse, The Vanished), an ex-cop falsely accused of committing a disturbing crime, who has escaped to hide away in the tropics of Far North Queensland. As he tries to avoid discovery, he’s drawn into investigating a wild murder and a missing person, alongside a complicated woman named Amanda Pharrell (played by Nicole Chamoun), with dark secrets of her own. Adapted for television by Yolanda Ramke, Troppo is based on the book Crimson Lake, the first novel in a gripping contemporary crime series set in Queensland, Australia, written by #1 New York Times best-selling author Candice Fox.
Troppo is an EQ Media Group and Beyond Entertainment production for AGC Television in association with Renegade Entertainment, with major production financing from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, AGC Studios in association with Aperture Media Partners, and Screen Australia in association with Screen Queensland and with support from the city of Gold Coast. Creator Yolanda Ramke. Series producer Karl Zwicky. Executive producers: Stuart Ford, Lourdes Diaz, and co-executive producer Matt Bankston (AGC Studios); Greg Quail, Lisa Duff, and Simonne Overend (EQ Media Group); Mikael Borglund and David Ogilvy (Beyond Entertainment); Sally Riley and Andrew Gregory (Australian Broadcasting Corporation); and Thomas Jane and Courtney Lauren Penn (Renegade Entertainment); and Yolanda Ramke. Australian Broadcasting Corporation Deputy Head of Scripted Production: Alex Baldwin. AGC International is handling worldwide distribution.
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About AGC Studios
Since its launch in 2018 Stuart Ford’s AGC Studios has enjoyed explosive growth and is already well established as one of the most prolific and diversified independent content companies in the industry. AGC Television’s The Tinder Swindler from Gaspin Media for Netflix premiered on February 2 and was the first doc to lead Netflix’s movie chart and claim the top spot on the Netflix list of its most popular films worldwide. In addition to Troppo, AGC TV recently financed and produced the first season of Sebastian Gutierrez’s Leopard Skin starring Carla Gugino and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and produced an adaptation of Gabriel García Márquez’s News Of A Kidnapping for Amazon Originals. They are in post-production on Season 3 of War Of The Worlds, a co-production with Canal+ and Fox International following its two-season run on EPIX, and they are in pre-production on Gray starring Patricia Clarkson and Lydia West in partnership with Lionsgate Television internationally. On the film side AGC is in production on epic action-drama Desert Warrior from director Rupert Wyatt starring Anthony Mackie, Aiysha Hart, and Oscar(R) winner Sir Ben Kingsley; is in post-production on Consecration from director Christopher Smith starring Jena Malone and Danny Huston, and on The Perfect Find from director Numa Perrier starring Gabrielle Union and Gina Torres for Netflix. AGC partnered on Roland Emmerich’s recently released Moonfall starring Oscar(R) winner Halle Berry and Patrick Wilson for Lionsgate, and also recently released Queenpins from directors Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly, starring Kristen Bell and Vince Vaughn via STX and Paramount+; produced and financed Demonic from Neill Blomkamp released by IFC Midnight, and Locked Down from director Doug Liman starring Oscar(R) winner Anne Hathaway and Oscar(R) nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor for HBO Max. AGC is in pre-production on Poolman from writer/director/star Chris Pine. In addition, AGC was a co-financier and partner with CNN Films on two acclaimed documentaries Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story, which was short-listed for a BAFTA(R) Best Documentary Award, and on John Lewis: Good Trouble.
About Renegade Entertainment
Thomas Jane and Courtney Lauren Penn’s Renegade Entertainment has been prolific since launching late in 2019. Since the start of the pandemic the company has completed production on Murder at Emigrant Gulch, starring Gabriel Byrne, Isaiah Mustafa, and Thomas Jane; Dig, starring Thomas Jane, Harlow Jane, and Emile Hirsch; The Last Son, starring Thomas Jane, Sam Worthington, and Colson Baker; and Slayers, starring Abigail Breslin, Thomas Jane, and Malin Akerman. Renegade is in production on their first scripted series Troppo, based on the bestselling novel by Candice Fox. Among their projects in development, Renegade is producing a comic series The Lycan, continuing the Malone franchise with a sequel to the cult fan favorite Give ’em Hell Malone, and producing an adaptation of Stephen King’s From a Buick 8, marking the fourth collaboration between Jane and King, following 1922, The Mist, and Dreamcatcher. Thomas Jane and Renegade Entertainment are represented by Paradigm.
About EQ Media Group
EQ Media Group is a talent-friendly, award-winning film and television production company, producing high-rating entertainment for broadcast networks and streaming platforms worldwide. With offices in Sydney, Los Angeles, Dallas, Vancouver and Auckland, the company is a leading content creator in the film and television industry. EQ Media’s programming includes television drama, feature films, documentaries, factual series and lifestyle shows. The company’s creative mission is to uncover the best and most authentic stories that will entertain and inspire a global audience. EQ has delivered internationally acclaimed series including the first four seasons of Rake (ABC), Doctor Doctor season 1 and 2 (Nine Network), The Principal (SBS), two Jack Irish telemovies (ABC) and the popular ABC Australia comedies At Home with Julia, Wednesday Night Fever and Timothy. EQ is also co-producing scripted TV series with international partners across Europe, the UK and the US including Lagardere Studios, AGC Studios and Federation Entertainment.
About Beyond Entertainment
Beyond Entertainment is one of Australia’s leading television production companies delivering over five thousand hours of scripted and non-scripted content since it began operations in 1984. Based in Sydney and with offices in Auckland, Los Angeles, Dublin and London, Beyond’s reputation for quality programs began with its seminal science series Beyond 2000, and continued with Mythbusters and The White Rabbit Project for Netflix; in the documentary spaceDeep Sea Challenge 3D, Submarines, Sharks of Steel, The Great Wall of Iron, and The Space Shuttle; and in Lifestyle and Factual, Love it or List it, and Deadly Women, respectively. Beyond’s award winning adult dramas feature such titles as Halifax FP, Good Guys-Bad Guys, Fire, and Dogwoman for Channel Nine, and Something in the Air for the ABC. Its children’s programs boast Hoopla Doopla, for ABC and CCTV China, the Emmy Award winning Beat Bugs and Motown Magic, both with Netflix. More recently, Beyond has produced the medical series Pulse for ABC, and Halifax: Retribution for Channel Nine with sales to PBS.
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