“The Artful Dodger,” a Disney+ original series, will star Thomas Brodie-Sangster, David Thewlis, and Maia Mitchell
At a gathering where the business presented its content on Wednesday, the cast of the Disney’s upcoming Australian historical drama “The Artful Dodger” was unveiled. Australian actors David Thewlis, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, and Maia Mitchell will lead the cast. Fagin will be portrayed by Thewlis, “The Artful Dodger” will be portrayed by Brodie-Sangster, and Lady Belle Fox will be portrayed by Mitchell.
Kym Gyngell, Damien Garvey, Jessica De Gouw, Andrea Demetriades, Miranda Tapsell, Damon Herriman, Tim Minchin, Susie Porter, Luke Carroll, and English-born Australian export Huw Higginson are just a few of the talented Australians who appear in the supporting roles. Newcomers Lucy-Rose Leonard, Nicholas Burton, Jude Hyland, Finn Treacy, and Albert Latailakepa will also appear.
The Artful Dodger, which was first revealed in May, is touted as an international character-driven thriller with an Australian setting in the 1850s that takes a different approach to the famous Dodger character from Charles Dickens.
In the eight-part series, Dodger, who still has a penchant for violence, leads a double life as a surgeon. According to Disney, this series is a rock’n’roll tale with an Australian link, featuring everything from high-octane heists to life-or-death surgery, sparkling celebrations to vibrant streets.
A Crew of Artful Dodgers
The setup director and co-executive producer of the show is Jeffrey Walker, and Corrie Chen and Gracie Otto are among the episode directors. Along with Miranda Tapsell and Vivienne Walshe, the series’ writers are Andrew Knight, James McNamara, and Dan Knight.
The Artful Dodger is a co-production between Beach Road Pictures and Curio Pictures of Sony Pictures Television. David Maher and David Taylor of Beach Road Pictures are the series’ co-creators and executive producers. As executive producer, Jo Porter represents Curio Pictures.
With financial assistance from the Australian state of New South Wales through Screen NSW’s “Made in NSW” grant, the television series will be filmed there.
Disney+ expects to debut the series in late 2023.