A new ABC television drama about the lives of five young law graduates working at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has started production in Sydney.
Titled Crownies, the drama will follow five lawyers fresh out of law school who are thrust into the fast-paced world of the DPP - along with all the moral dilemmas the job throws up.
Des Monaghan, a spokesman from producer SCREENTIME, said: "We are very excited about Crownies, which is an intelligent and entertaining insight into the extraordinarily fast and demanding world of the DPP."
According to the ABC, the 22-part series will explore the "dark side" of the law as well as some of the issues facing an apparently civilized society.
"In a world that exists solely to see 'wrong-doers' brought to justice, and where the average age of the solicitors is 27, there is a big divide between these young solicitors and the barristers at the top," reads the Crownies bio.
"Yet they are the initial point of contact with police, and it is they who do most of the liaising with the victims and the witnesses - and recommend what goes to court.
"They are hungry, committed, idealistic and hard-working, but their lives away from the office are riddled with aspirations, explorations, fragile relationships and partying."
The series will star an ensemble of up-and-coming Australian actors including Todd Lasance, Hamish Michael, Ella Scott Lynch, Andrea Demetriades and Indiana Evans. It is being produced by Karl Zwicky, best known for his work on McLeod's Daughters.
Keep an eye out for Lawyers Weekly's upcoming interviews from the set of Crownies.