What is The Twelve about?
The Twelve is a courtroom drama centred on a murder trial, where a woman stands accused of murdering her teenage niece.
The show focuses mostly on the jury itself, and how they bring their own complex histories and perspectives into the courtroom, where they will ultimately decide if the woman is innocent or guilty.
Over 10 episodes, the audience gets a look into the lives of these characters – their conflicts, families, and secrets, which will expose the fragility and imbalances of the law and how we determine justice.
Among the jury in season one there is a suburban mum who might be suffering coercion at the hands of her husband, an Indigenous student trying to be a role model for his community, a gambling addict, and a brash millennial who suffers from their own traumatic memories.
Their backstories shape their reactions to the trial, affecting its overall outcome.
Who is cast in The Twelve?
The Twelve has some big names attached, including Sam Neill, who plays a lawyer involved in the case, Kate Mulvany as the woman accused in the first season, and Marta Dusseldorp.
Sam praised the show in a chat with WHO, even claiming that he avoided learning the ending of the series while filming it, so he could be naturally shocked, just as the audience would be.
"I read up to about episode six and signed on," he revealed. "I thought, 'I don’t want to know what happens in the end', because you don’t in life, and I thought it much more interesting to just play it as someone who just doesn’t know what the story is."
As for the rest of the cast, Mr Inbetween’s Brooke Satchwell also stars, as well as Game of Thrones alum Brendan Cowell and Lion actress Pallavi Sharda.
Other names among the season one cast include Jenni Baird, Matt Nable, Louisa Mignone, and Nicholas Cassim.
For season two, we'll see an entirely new cast consisting of Tasma Walton, Kris McQuade, Amy Mathews, Erroll Shand, Fayssal Bazzi, Josh McKenzie and Anthony Brandon Wong.
Joining them are Stefanie Caccamo, Sharon Johal, Luke Pegler, Adriano Cappelletta, Nelson Baker, Greg McNeill, Suesha Rana, Brad Francis, Keith Robinson and Isabelle Bäsén.
Sam Neill will return to reprise his role as Brett Colby, SC alongside Frances O’Connor as Meredith Nelson-Moore, SC in Western Australia to take on a high profile murder case.
Where can I watch The Twelve?
Season two will consist of eight one-hour episodes with production currently underway across Perth and regional Western Australia.
“The cameras are rolling in WA on this multi-award winning BINGE original The Twelve. To have Sam Neill return, and to welcome Frances O’Connor, as part of a large and diverse ensemble cast featuring many local creatives and talent, is exciting," said Alison Hurbert-Burns, executive director, commissioning, content and BINGE.