Law court drama series starring Indian Australian to debut in Feb

Photography credit: Lachlan Woods

With her low-flying solicitor’s practice incinerated by a disgruntled client, her marriage collapsing and motherhood fast losing its charm… Josephine Newton’s old uni’ friend and not-so-secret admirer, Lewis Hughes, persuades her to leave her lame ducks behind and resume her briefly glorious career at the Bar.

And that sets the theme for the upcoming drama Newton’s Law which will start Thursday, 9 February at 8.30pm on ABC TV and ABC iview. The drama series stars Indian / Australian actress Georgina Naidu as one of the central characters Helena Chatterjee, with Claudia Karvan playing Josephine.

Georgina’s recent television credits include Offspring, Wentworth, The Beautiful Lie, Winners & Losers and The Time of Our Lives.  She was an audience favourite in Seachange and her film credits include The Boys are Back, Dead Letter Office, Mallboy and Ali’s Wedding. In Newton’s Law, Georgina’s character Helena suffers a paralysing fear of speaking in a courtroom after being accused by her ex-husband of embezzling from the family business.

‘Newton’s Law’, an Every Cloud Production, is the ‘Upstairs, Downstairs’ of legal dramas—fuelled episodically by the illuminating contrast between the lucrative barristers’ caseload upstairs and the often haphazard or unfortunate legal tangles unravelled in the solicitor’s office two storeys below—and spiced with the ongoing frisson between Josephine and the seductive man she knows she should never ever fall for.

Every Cloud Productions is an independent, Australian production company producing distinctive, high-quality television drama for domestic and international markets. Founded in 2009 by leading television industry creatives, Fiona Eagger and Deb Cox, the company balances strong storytelling and high production values with astute producing expertise.

The series has been developed with assistance of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and presented by ABC and Screen Australia in association with Film Victoria.


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