‘The Messenger’ (Trailer)

Lingo Pictures’ eight-part series The Messenger, based on Markus Zusak’s novel, will premiere on the ABC in 2023.

William McKenna plays Ed Kennedy, just another stupid human, until one day he isn’t. That day, he stops an armed robbery and becomes an accidental hero. The next day, he starts getting messages… Four playing cards – the ace of diamonds, clubs, spades and hearts. Each with their own set of tasks. Who’s sending them? And what the hell is a hopeless, cab-driving, guy like Ed meant to do with them? Ed has been chosen to care. He stumbles this mysterious path, helping and hurting, completing the cards, until he comes to see the real message has been for him. Being The Messenger has brought Ed back to life.

Also starring are Maggie Dence, Alexandra Jensen, Chris Alosio and Kartanya Maynard.

Sarah Lambert led the writing team that included Kirsten Fisher, Kim Wilson and Magda Wozniak. Daniel Nettheim, Jennifer Leacey  and Helena Brooks directed, while Jason Stephens and Elisa Argenzio produced.

Executive Producers include Helen Bowden, Markus Zusak, Mika Zusak, Lambert and Nettheim, with Rebecca Anderson and Sally Riley from the ABC.

Major production investment comes via from Screen Australia in association with the ABC, with support from Screen NSW.

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