Former Home and Away star Steve Peacocke is set to star in a new Australian TV show that will be produced by Rebecca Gibney and her husband Richard Bell.
Four months after they thought of the idea, Wanted will start shooting scenes in Brisbane on Monday.
“It has happened very fast,” Rebecca said of the series commissioned by Seven, which will air next year.
“It is an inspirational story about two women forced to confront who they are and whether the lives they live in currently are where they’re meant to be. It is basically a series about two complete strangers and polar opposites caught up in a deadly car jacking and they are forced basically to rely on each other to survive,” Rebecca explained.
“They’re two women with absolutely nothing in common but they end up in an extraordinary situation. It is a rollercoaster road trip across Australia.”
Steve will play a policeman who is looking for the women.
“I wanted to play something with a bit more of a rough edge, a bit more ordinary. It is definitely a series and hopefully if it is received well, we will be doing some more after that,” he said.