Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman

The BBC has confirmed Academy Award winning Australian actor Nicole Kidman has flown into Sydney to join the cast of Top of The Lake: China Girl.

The second season of Top of the Lake is currently being filmed in Sydney with Elisabeth Moss reprising her Golden Globe winning role. Gwendoline Christie, best known for her role as ‘Brienne of Tarth’ in Game of Thrones also has a lead role in the series.

The critically acclaimed 6 part series is once again being directed by Oscar winner Jane Campion.

Campion and Kidman last worked together on the movie Portrait of a Lady.

“I’m very excited to be coming home to work with darling friend Jane Campion, whose work I respect and admire. I’m also so happy to be joining the incredible Elisabeth Moss.” said Nicole Kidman.

Top of the Lake Season Two: China Girl is a crime mystery story that begins four years on from the explosive ending of Season One. When the unidentified body of an Asian girl washes up on to Sydney’s Bondi Beach, the case seems hopeless, until detective Robin Griffin discovers that China Girl didn’t die alone.

The new season is being produced by See-Saw Films for BBC Two in co-production with BBC First and Foxtel in Australia, BBC UKTV in New Zealand and SundanceTV in the U.S. and in association with Hulu in the U.S,. ARTE in France and BBC Worldwide.

Tim Christlieb, Director of Channels, BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand, said:

“We are delighted that Australia’s own Nicole Kidman is joining the stellar cast of Top of The Lake:China Girl. After the huge success of series one we are delighted to be bringing our BBC First audiences what promises to be another riveting and unique drama.”
“It’s such a thrill to have Nicole join the wonderful cast of Top of the Lake Series Two and continue her collaboration with Jane,” said See-Saw Films Emile Sherman.

Also joining the cast for season two are 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).

“I’m so excited to be back in Australia working with Jane on exploring this wonderful character. I can’t wait for audiences to see where we take Robin’s journey!” said Elisabeth Moss.
Gwendoline Christie added, “I am so delighted to be working on Top of the Lake Season Two. Jane Campion has been a major creative influence throughout my life and I could not feel more privileged to be working on the next installment of her unique and enthralling drama, alongside the brilliant Elisabeth Moss.”

The series will be shown on BBC First in 2017. BBC First is available in Australia via Foxtel and FetchTV.

Originally published at Blog — DeciderTV http://decider.tv/1tke5v1