Exclusive: Lucy Lawless Joins Elisabeth Moss and Holly Hunter in Miniseries Top of the Lake

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Lucy Lawless Top of the LakeWhat a great Lake this is turning out to be.

Sources confirm to TVLine exclusively that Spartacus minx Lucy Lawless has joined Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss and Oscar winner Holly Hunter in BBC Worldwide’s upcoming seven-part miniseries Top of the Lake, which will air stateside on the Sundance Channel.

Co-directed and co-written by Piano-helmer Jane Campion, the New Zealand-set Lake chronicles one detective’s (Moss) tireless search for a missing 12-year-old pregnant girl who just so happens to be the daughter of a local drug lord (Peter Mullan).

Emile Sherman and Iain Canning, Oscar winners for The King’s Speech, are producing.

Comments (7)

  • This sounds truly awesome, but pleeeez no Aussie accent from Holly Hunter…that would be terrible/awful/hideous (pick one or more).

    Comment by Linderella – February 20, 2012 08:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jane Campion & Holly Hunter on a same project can only mean good things!

    Comment by Liz – February 21, 2012 03:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • glad to see directors seeing what an amazing actress lawless is

    Comment by Gil – February 21, 2012 10:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I had heard the project had been scrapped because the New Zealand producers didn’t want Moss in the lead role since she isn’t a native New Zealander. I guess that’s the reason for the hiring of Lawless, although thankfully she is a fine actress (and singer!).

    Comment by jennrae – February 21, 2012 11:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Actually, the Aussies withdrew money and not New Zealand.

      Comment by Tigerbos – February 24, 2012 04:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awesome! Love Lucy Lawless

    Comment by Velvet – February 21, 2012 01:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lucy could act the New York phone book with class, style and ease and truly keep people interested in the story line from the first A to the last Z. She is great and way too under used in films.

    Comment by Michael Diamond – May 22, 2012 07:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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