Channel 5, Network 10 and Fremantle Australia gave announced HEAT (4 x 60’), a premium action thriller to be filmed in Australia and starring UK actor Danny Dyer.
Heat unfolds to the backdrop of the looming Australian bushfire season when two families who are long-time friends, venture to a secluded home for a summer vacation. As secrets and lies unravel it becomes a tinderbox – and not everyone will make it out alive.
Danny will be joined by Scottish-born actor and presenter, Darren McMullen, Jane Allsop, Pia Miranda, Olympia Valance, Richie Morris, and newcomers Matia Marks, Matteo Annetta and Hunter Hayden.
Danny Dyer said: “Can’t wait to get amongst this beautiful piece of work in Australia. I’ve always been intrigued about working there. It’s my first gig since my long stint at EastEnders. Really powerful dark script and a strong Australian cast and crew. Let’s have it!!!”
Greg Barnett, Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment, Unscripted, Channel 5 & P+: “I’m delighted Danny is joining Channel 5 for his first major drama project post-EastEnders. Heat is a suspenseful and nail-biting thriller and I can’t wait to see him bring his great talent and energy to it”.
Daniel Monaghan, SVP Content & Programming, Paramount Australia & New Zealand, said: "We are thrilled to team up with Channel 5 and Fremantle once again, for another superb drama series. The accomplished cast is fantastic and they will do a sensational job of bringing this gripping story to life on screen. We can't wait to get started."
Jason Herbison, Creator and Executive Producer, Fremantle Australia added: “I'm excited to partner with 5 and 10 once again for this tense family thriller and ecstatic to have such an accomplished cast on board to bring it to life, along with Kate Kendall directing and Natalie Mandel driving the production.”
Heat is expected to screen on Channel 5 and Network 10 in 2023.