Tai Hara’s role as Andy Barrett on Home and Away was a triumph, and the 31-year-old actor can now add the forthcoming season of Underbelly to his portfolio.
The new season, Underbelly: Vanishing Act, is based on the true story of disgraced businesswoman Melissa Caddick’s disappearance.
Melissa was a high-roller who allegedly embezzled more than $40 million before disappearing totally.
The mystery enthralled the nation, leaving her family, clients, and police wondering all they thought they knew about her.
Fans of the Underbelly franchise will be ecstatic to learn that the high-stakes drama series is not only returning next year, but also bringing an all-star ensemble with it.
Wentworth’s Kate Atkinson will portray Melissa in the series, which also stars Colin Friels from Mystery Road, Maya Stange and Sophie Bloom from Love Child, and Ursula Mills from Out of the Blue.
The highly-anticipated series will air on Channel Nine in 2022.
Melissa went missing on November 12, 2020, after going for an early morning run just days after the Australian Federal Police and ASIC searched her home over fraud allegations.
The 49-year-old allegedly took upwards of $20 million from relatives and friends over the course of seven years through investments, then used the money to fund her extravagant lifestyle.
Melissa was declared dead in February of this year after the remnants of her foot were discovered in a shoe on a New South Wales south coast beach.
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