The Straits

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The Straits
Genre Drama
Directed by
Starring
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10[1]
Production
Producer(s)
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Matchbox Pictures
Distributor DCD Rights[1]
Broadcast
Original channel ABC1
Picture format
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original run 2 February 2012 (2012-02-02) – 5 April 2012 (2012-04-05)
External links
Website
Production website

The Straits is an Australian television drama series for ABC1 [2] filmed in Cairns, the Torres Strait Islands and other Far North Queensland locations.

The series is based on an idea by actor Aaron Fa'aoso and produced by Penny Chapman and Helen Panckhurst from Matchbox Pictures. It is directed by Peter Andrikidis, Rachel Ward, and Rowan Woods. It is written by Louis Nowra, Blake Ayshford, Nick Parsons, Kristen Dunphy, and Jaime Browne. On 19 October 2012, it was announced that a second series will not be produced.[3]

In December 2012, the show began airing exclusively on Hulu.[4]

Synopsis[edit]

The series follows the Montebello family, whose business involves smuggling drugs into Australia as well as guns and exotic wildlife out, making use of ties of blood and loyalty in the Torres Strait Islands. When Harry Montebello, the head of the family, starts to plan his succession, he sparks a vicious family power struggle. While under attack from ambitious bikers and mercurial Papua New Guinea Raskol gangs, the family must hold together through torture, assassination, and imprisonment.[2]

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