Lucy Lawless, Bernard Curry and Ebony Vagulans.

Wentworth’s Bernard Curry and NIDA grad Ebony Vagulans will star alongside Lucy Lawless in CJZ mystery drama My Life Is Murder, which enters production today in Melbourne for Network 10.

Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess) plays Alexa Crowe, a compelling, charismatic and complex homicide detective. Fearless and unapologetic, her unique insights into the darker quirks of human nature allow her to prod, provoke and push every felon’s right and wrong buttons as she unravels the truth behind the most baffling and bizarre crimes.

As IF has previously reported, the 10-part series, backed by Screen Australia and Film Victoria, has already sold to Acorn TV in the US via DCD Rights.

The series producer is Elisa Argenzio with CJZ’s head of development Claire Tonkin, and the EPs Nick Murray, Lawless and writer Tim Pye. The start-up director is Leah Purcell, who will be joined by Mat King and Jovita O’Shaugnessy.

Developed in house at CJZ, the writing team was lead by Pye, with Tonkin, Peter Gawler, Ainslie Clouston, Matt Ford, Monica Zanetti, Chris Hawkshaw and Paul Bennett.

Network 10’s head of drama Rick Maier said: “A star vehicle for Lucy. The best actors in the country guesting each week. And Bernie and Ebony completing the dream cast for this dream project. Should be a ton of fun.”

CJZ’s Tonkin said: “What a joy to be working with Lucy, Bernard and Ebony, a spectacular guest cast and a creative team of this calibre as we bring these characters and stories to life.”

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