Disney+ Reveals Cast From Australian Show ‘The Artful Dodger’
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney+ has announced the cast for the upcoming show The Artful Dodger at an event in Singapore. Thomas Brodie-Sangster (The Maze Runner, The Queen’s Gambit) will be starring, playing Jack Dawkins, AKA the Artful Dodger. David Thewlis (Naked, The Omen) will portray Fagan and Maia Mitchell (Teen Beach Movie, The Fosters) will play as Lady Belle Fox.
The Artful Dodger is an eight-episode drama set in 1850s Australia and inspired by the same character in Charles Dickens’ 1838 novel Oliver Twist. The series is focused on Dodger, a surgeon who cannot help but commit crimes. “‘From high-octane heists to life-and-death operations, glitzy parties to colorful streets, this series is a rock ‘n’ roll tale with an Australian connection,’ says Disney,” via The Hollywood Reporter.
Jeffrey Walker (Modern Family, Young Rock) will produce and direct the show, along with Corrie Chen (Wonder Boy, Wentworth) and Gracie Otto (The Last Impresario, Heartbreak High). The series will feature multiple writers including Andrew Knight, Vivienne Walshe, James McNamara, Dan Knight and Miranda Tapsell.
The supporting cast features a gifted ensemble of Australian actors: Miranda Tapsell (Great wedding, The Dry), Susie Porter (Wentworth, Gold), Kym Gyngell (Love Me, Black Snow), Damien Garvey (Nautilus, Jack Irish), Jessica De Gouw (The secrets She Holder, Dracula), Damon Herriman (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Judy and Punch), Andrea Demetriades (The End, Seven Types of ambiguity), Luke Carroll (Upright, Getting ready) and Tim Minchin (Upright, Californication). The show will also introduce new talent, such as Jude Hyland, Finn Treacy, Lucy-Rose Leonard, Nicholas Burton and Albert Latailakepa.
The Disney+ show is co-produced by Sony Pictures Television, Beach Road Pictures and SPT’s Curio Pictures. The creators and executive producers of the show are David Maher of Beach Road Pictures (Bloom, Supernova) and David Taylor (A League of Their Own, Wipeout). Curio Pictures’ Jo Porter will serve as executive producer, along with producer Ross Allsop.
The Artful Dodger expected to debut on Disney+ in late 2023.