/News 27.07.17


Fresh from making history this year as part of the 70th Annual Cannes Film Festival’s inaugural TV slate, acclaimed writer and director Jane Campion is set to showcase Sydney to global audiences thanks to the city being the location for the second season of the Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated mini-series Top of the Lake

Top of the Lake: China Girl is a crime mystery story that begins four years on from the explosive ending of Season one. When the unidentified body of an Asian girl washes up on Sydney’s Bondi Beach, the case seems hopeless, until detective Robin Griffin discovers that the girl didn’t die alone.

Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) is reprising her Golden Globe® winning role in the second season and is joined by Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones) and Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies). Also joining the cast for season two are David Dencik (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures) and Ewen Leslie (The Daughter).

The critically acclaimed mini-series is once again directed by Oscar® winner Jane Campion (Bright StarThe Piano), along with new co-director Ariel Kleiman (Partisan). Campion and Gerard Lee also return as co-writers of the second season. The season is produced by Philippa Campbell (RainTop of the Lake season one) and Libby Sharpe (Jewboy). Executive producers are Campion with See-Saw’s Emile Sherman, Iain Canning (The King’s SpeechShame) and Jamie Laurenson, alongside Lucy Richer for the BBC.

The six-part season is produced by See-Saw Films for BBC Two in co-production with BBC First and Foxtel in Australia, BBC UKTV in New Zealand and SundanceTV in the U.S. and in association with Hulu in the US, ARTE in France and BBC Worldwide.

To date, the series has sold into 80 territories including Japan, Singapore, Germany, France, South Africa and Israel.

Jane Campion along with director Ariel Kleiman and Campion’s co-writer Gerard Lee will also host a sold-out live and exclusive Q&A session at the Sydney Opera House on August 1st following the premiere screening of episodes one and two.

Top of the Lake: China Girl will premiere in Australia on BBC First on Foxtel in August 2017.