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Apple TV Unveils Australian Thriller Series “The Dispatcher”

Apple TV+ has revealed plans to bring a new Australian thriller series to its platform called The Dispatcher, with actor Patrick Brammall set to star in the lead role. Brammall, known for his work in the dramedy series Colin From Accounts, where he received accolades including a Gotham Award, will now take on the character of police dispatcher Ian Hunt in this upcoming series.

The Dispatcher is based on the novel of the same name by Ryan David Jahn, with acclaimed writer Kris Mrksa adapting the story for the small screen. The original book is set in East Texas and follows Ian Hunt, a police dispatcher on a relentless search for his missing daughter that leads him all the way to California.

The official synopsis for the series hints at a gripping narrative, stating, “Police detective Ian Hunt’s life fell apart ten years ago when his young daughter Maggie disappeared without a trace. Now working as a police dispatcher, the only thing that has kept him going is his implacable refusal to accept that she might be gone forever. When he receives a distress call from a young girl he is certain is Maggie, he will stop at nothing to find her and reunite his broken family, whatever the cost.”

The Dispatcher is expected to consist of six episodes and is being produced by Jamie Laurenson and Hakan Kousetta at 60Forty Films, with Kris Mrksa and Joanna Werner serving as executive producers under Werner Film Productions. As of now, a specific release date for the series on Apple TV+ has not been officially confirmed.

Fans of Patrick Brammall and viewers looking for an intense thriller series can anticipate The Dispatcher to bring a mix of mystery, drama, and emotional depth to the screen. With a talented cast and production team behind the project, this Australian series is poised to captivate audiences with its compelling storyline and engaging performances.