Shooting under way on Blue Murder sequel

(l-r): Gary Sweet, Peter Phelps, Richard Roxburgh and Tony Martin in Blue Murder.

Shooting has begun on mini-series The High Road, the sequel to the 1995 ABC series Blue Murder.

Blue Murder, set in the 70s and 80s, followed disgraced former detective Roger Rogerson’s associations with underground figures such as criminal Neddy Smith.

Director of the original production, Michael Jenkins, has returned to shoot the project. Richard Roxburgh (Rake) will also reprise his acclaimed role as Rogerson.

The series is being produced by John Edwards through Endemol Shine.

Edwards told IF that a report in the Sydney Morning Herald that the show was being produced through his new production company, Roadshow Rough Diamond, was incorrect.

He said The High Road was a remaining obligation he had to Endemol Shine, whom he left last year.

According to reports in the Herald Sun, Channel 7 will broadcast the series.

Earlier this week, the real life Roger Rogerson was arrested and charged alongside former detective Glen McNamara for the 2014 murder of university student Jamie Gao.