Disney+ has just pulled back the curtain on the key art and teaser trailer for its upcoming Australian Original series, “The Artful Dodger.” Brace yourselves because this eight-episode extravaganza is all set to premiere Down Under on November 29, exclusively on Disney+.
What’s the Buzz? “The Artful Dodger” dives deep into the double life of Charles Dickens’ famed prince of thieves, Jack Dawkins, aka The Artful Dodger. Picture this: nimble pickpocketing hands transforming into the skilled hands of a surgeon. This gripping tale unfolds in the vibrant colony of Port Victory in 1850s Australia.
The Plot Twist: Dodger’s past resurfaces with the arrival of Fagin, enticing him back into the world of crime. But the real curveball comes in the form of Lady Belle, the Governor’s daughter, aspiring to become the colony’s first female surgeon. From heists to life-and-death surgeries, and the harsh realities of crime mixing with the middle ground and gentry, get ready for a narrative of reinvention, betrayal, redemption, and love with a twist.
Meet the Stars: The eight-episode series boasts a stellar cast, including Thomas Brodie-Sangster as The Artful Dodger, David Thewlis as Fagin, and Maia Mitchell as Lady Belle Fox. Joining this all-star lineup are Damon Herriman, Tim Minchin, Miranda Tapsell, Susie Porter, Damien Garvey, Kym Gyngell, Vivienne Awosoga, along with New Zealand talent Albert Latailakepa, and more.
Behind the Scenes: “The Artful Dodger” is a collaborative effort with Sony Pictures Television’s Curio Pictures and Beach Road Pictures. Created by James McNamara, David Maher & David Taylor, the show is in good hands with executive producers Jo Porter (Curio Pictures), David Maher, and David Taylor (Beach Road Pictures). The production team is completed by Jeffrey Walker as Set-Up Director and directors Corrie Chen and Gracie Otto.
A Global Treat: Hold your breath because this captivating series will also be available for streaming on Hulu in the U.S. starting November 29th.
So, mark your calendars and get ready for a rollercoaster of emotions, cunning plots, and unexpected twists with “The Artful Dodger” on Disney+. It’s an Australian original that’s bound to leave you on the edge of your seat!