- Cast:Todd Lasance,Hamish Michael,Ella Scott Lynch
|Series cast summary:|
|Todd Lasance||-||Ben McMahon 22 episodes, 2011|
|Hamish Michael||-||Richard Stirling 22 episodes, 2011|
|Ella Scott Lynch||-||Erin O'Shaughnessy 22 episodes, 2011|
|Andrea Demetriades||-||Lina Badir 22 episodes, 2011|
|Marta Dusseldorp||-||Janet King 22 episodes, 2011|
|Indiana Evans||-||Tatum Novak 22 episodes, 2011|
|Peter Kowitz||-||Tony Gillies 22 episodes, 2011|
|Jeanette Cronin||-||Tracey Samuels 22 episodes, 2011|
|Lewis Fitz-Gerald||-||David Sinclair 22 episodes, 2011|
|Jerome Ehlers||-||Rhys Kowalski 22 episodes, 2011|
|Christopher Morris||-||Andy Campbell 17 episodes, 2011|
|Daniel Lissing||-||Conrad De Groot 17 episodes, 2011|
|Paul Moxey||-||Harry 17 episodes, 2011|
|Chantelle Jamieson||-||Julie Rousseau 16 episodes, 2011|
|Ritchie Singer||-||Justice Rosenberg 10 episodes, 2011|
Crownies is an Australian television drama series which was originally broadcast on ABC1 from 14 July until 1 December 2011.
The series revolves around a group of solicitors fresh from law school, working with Crown Prosecutors, who are the public prosecutors in the legal system of Australia, working for the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
ABC1 ordered Crownies for a twenty-two episode run and it was produced by Karl Zwicky.
Crownies was the first long-form drama format to be commissioned by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation since 2005's MDA (2002).
Many scenes were filmed in the business district Parramatta, more predominantly around the Parramatta Justice Precinct for the low financial cost and its accessibility. Alongside the Parramatta river shops, churches and streets were used for location shoots.
Every twelve days a Brazilian restaurant located on Church Street, Parramatta, would be converted into the set of "Gar's Bar", which served as the "legal hangout" for the characters.
To cut costs, scenes requiring countryside settings were filmed a mere fifteen-minute drive away from Parramatta.
Doug Anderson from The Sydney Morning Herald liked the show for cast, "fresh" writing and good relationship between character. He believed anyone with intelligence could relate to the show. He praised the character of Indiana Evans for being the modern girl and branded the rest as fairly conventional characters, with personal issues blended in with cases.
Marta Dusseldorp (Janet King) & Sara Wiseman (Lisa Simpson) also worked together on Место, что домом зовётся (2013) as Sarah Adams & Carolyn Bligh respectively.
Craig Mathieson from The Sydney Morning Herald criticised the show stating "The show is struggling to find an even tone and at various times it's flirtatiously sexy, coolly cynical and blazingly emotional. The problem is that these diverse moods jarringly occur one after the other. It's somewhat messy."
Before the series finale of Crownies had broadcast, ABC1 Channel Controller Brendan Dahill revealed that he sought the creation of a spin-off and singled out Marta Dusseldorp and Hamish Michael for their portrayals. He believed that there were many successful aspects of Crownies to build on and expressed his surprise that the show was not as popular as he had envisioned.
Crownies was initially released on region 4 DVD in two separate parts. The first eleven episodes were released on 6 October 2011. The remaining episodes were released on 1 December 2011. The two box-sets were later released for region 2.
On 20 August 2012, ABC TV confirmed that it had commissioned an "8-part legal and political thriller" titled Джанет Кинг (2014).