/News 30.05.16


Filming is underway in Sydney on Top of the Lake: 2 China Girl. Elisabeth Moss (Truth, Mad Men) is reprising her Golden Globe® winning role in BBC and See-Saw Films’ second series of the Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated Top of the Lake, and is joined by Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones, Star Wars: The Force Awakens).

Also joining the cast for season 2 is David Dencik (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures, Jonathan Strange, and Mr Norrell) and Ewen Leslie (The Daughter).

The critically acclaimed mini-series will once again be directed by Oscar® winner Jane Campion (Bright Star, The Piano), along with new co-director Ariel Kleiman (Partisan).

Campion and Gerard Lee also return as co-writers of the second season.Top of the Lake is produced by Philippa Campbell (Rain,Top of the Lake season 1) and Libby Sharpe (Jewboy).  Executive producers are Campion with See-Saw’s Emile Sherman, Iain Canning (The King’s Speech, Shame) and Jamie Laurenson, alongside Lucy Richer for the BBC.

Top of the Lake season 2 is produced by See-Saw Films for BBC Two in co-production with SundanceTV in the U.S., BBC First and Foxtel in Australia, and in association with Hulu in the U.S., ARTE in France and BBC Worldwide. The series will premiere on BBC Two in the UK in 2017 with six one-hour episodes.

SundanceTV will have the exclusive U.S. premiere of all episodes of season 2 on its network in 2017. Hulu and Sundance will have VOD day after air, and Hulu will have the exclusive subscription streaming rights to the entire series in the U.S. BBC First will broadcast in Australia on pay TV platform Foxtel. BBC UKTV will screen the series in New Zealand. Arte is also back on board and will air the series in France.

Image: Top Of The Lake Series 1, Elisabeth Moss