The hard-hitting drama has urged audiences to confront some unsettling issues.

It’s been a terrific year for mini-series’ in 2019!

We’ve seen the likes of HBO’s Chernobyl and BBC’s The Capture arrive on screens to captivate the masses, and there are plenty more great titles where they came from.  

An important new series called The Hunting arrived on Channel 5 on Monday, September 30th 2019, and has previously made waves and generated conversation elsewhere. The Australian drama first screened back in August and immediately made an impact for its bravery in examining a risky topic. 

The four-part series was created by Sophie Hyde and Matthew Cormack over at Closer Productions and centres upon two teachers at a high school who make a shocking discovery. After realising that their students are sharing explicit photos of their friends across social media and beyond, they face a troubling dilemma. The impact of the images extends to teenagers, teachers, families and beyond, and honesty, The Hunting raises timely and important questions.

The Hunting cast: Meet Asher Keddie

In the role of Simone, we have the excellent Asher Keddie!

The 45-year-old Australian actress first appeared on screens back in an episode of Five Mile Creek in 1985, but has since appeared in the likes of X-Men Origins: Wolverine (she played Dr. Carol Frost), TV series Offspring (Nina Proudman), mini-series The Cry (Alexandra), Love My Way (Julia Jackson) and more. 

You can follow her on Instagram over at @ashedkeddieofficial

Richard Roxburgh as Nick

Nick is played by the 57-year-old Richard Roxburgh who many will surely recognise…

The actor has been in some massive films, such as Hacksaw Ridge (Colonel Stelzer), Stealth (Dr. Keith Orbit), Van Helsing (Count Vladislaus Dracula), The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (M), Moulin Rouge! (The Duke), Mission: Impossible II (Hugh Stamp) and beyond. 

Richard has also been on screens since the eighties, first appearing in the TV movie The Riddle of the Stinson (he played Proud). 

Richard Roxburgh attends the Fantauzzo launch on May 02, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia.

Sam Reid as Ray

The 32-year-old Australian performer has impressed audiences in the role of Sam, and to little surprise, he’s been in some great efforts over the course of the current decade. 

He has appeared in such films as The Limehouse Golem (he played John Cree), Despite the Falling Snow (Alexander), The Riot Club (Hugo), ’71 (Lt. Armitage), Belle (John Davinier), The Railway Man (Young Finlay) and more. 

On the other hand, he’s also done some stellar TV work besides The Hunting, starring in the likes of Bloom (Young Max), Prime Suspect 1973 (DI Len Bradfield), The Astronaut Wives Club (John Glenn) and beyond. 

Give his fan page a follow over at @samreid87

(L-R) Actress Stefanie Martini and actor Sam Reid of ‘“Prime Suspect: Tennison” on MASTERPIECE’ speak onstage during the PBS portion of the 2017 Winter Television Critics Association…

Jessica De Gouw as Eliza

Spotlighting more Australian talent, let’s take a moment to admire the work of Jessica De Gouw. 

The 31-year-old actress tackles the role of Eliza in the series but has appeared in a number of other great series too. Since appearing in tweeny show The Sleepover Club back in 2006, Jessica has been in such shows as Underbelly (Constable Edie McElroy), Dracula (Mina Murray), Arrow (Helena Bertinelli/The Huntress), Deadline Gallipoli (Vera Grant), Underground (Elizabeth), Vienna Blood (Amelia Lydgate) and more. 

You can find her on Instagram at @jaydegee; she has 48.7k followers. 

Jessica De Gouw arrives at WGN America’s “Underground” season 2 held at Westwood Village on February 28, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Pamela Rabe as Principal De Rossi

The principal is performed by 60-year-old Australian-Canadian actress Pamela Rabe. 

Pamela first appeared on screens in an episode of The Fast Lane in 1986, later starring in the TV movie A Single Life (she played Margaret Bennett) the same year. 

Across her screen work, she’s been in Mercury (Clare Bannister), Paradise Road (Mrs. Tippler), The Secret Life of Us (Luciana), For Those Who Can Tell No Tales (Mum), F***ing Adelaide (Maude), and most notably Wentworth (she has portrayed the character of Joan Ferguson for a whopping 51 episodes). However, she’s very well known in the realm of theatre too and has become very renowned for her direction and performances. 

Pamela Rabe win the AACTA Award for Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama during the 5th AACTA Awards Presented by Presto at The Star on December 9, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.

More cast!

Across the rest of the cast, we also have:

– Luca Sardelis as Zoe

– Yazeed Daher as Nassim

– Leah Vandenberg as Ravneet

– Rodney Afif as Rami

– Sachin Joab as Sandeep

– Elena Carapetis as Amanda

– Nathan Page as Sam

– James Lea as Background Artist

– Kavitha Anandasivam as Amandip “Dip”

– Joe Romeo as Marto

– Alex Cusack as Andy

– Jahanvi Bhardwaj as Josephine

– Isabel Burmester as Rosie

– Harrison Evans as Ozzy

– Connor Pullinger as Oliver

– Samuel Mazraeh as Ben

– Lian Takayidza as Ariel

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