Deep Water (TV series)

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Deep Water
GenreCrime drama
Written by
  • Kris Wyld
  • Kym Goldsworthy
Directed byShawn Seet
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes4
Executive producer(s)Sue Masters
  • Darren Dale
  • Miranda Dear
Production company(s)Blackfella Films
DistributorDCD Rights
Original networkSBS
Original release5 October (2016-10-05) –
26 October 2016 (2016-10-26)
External links
Production website

Deep Water is an Australian crime drama series screened on SBS from 5 October 2016.[1] This four-part miniseries is a Blackfella Films' production, directed by Shawn Seet with Director of Photography Bruce Young.

The drama is based on the historical, unsolved hate murders of possibly 30 to 80 gay men in Sydney's eastern suburbs and beaches in the 1980s and '90s. SBS broadcast a documentary of these events, Deep Water: The Real Story (2016), in conjunction with the miniseries.[2]


Detectives Tori Lustigman (Yael Stone) and Nick Manning (Noah Taylor) are assigned a brutal murder case in Bondi. They begin to uncover mounting evidence to suggest the killing is connected to a spate of unexplained deaths, "suicides", and disappearances of gay men throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Haunted by the disappearance of her teenage brother, Tori is fascinated by the case and soon becomes fixated on it. When more ritualistic murders occur that have the same bizarre signature, Tori and Nick put their relationships, their careers and lives on the line to reveal the truth.[3]



  1. ^ "SBS launches Deep Water: a drama, a documentary and online investigation". Special Broadcasting Service. 12 September 2016. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Deep Water: The Real Story - a crime documentary that pulls no punches", SBS: Programs, 27 September 2016; accessed 5 July 2017
  3. ^ Knox, David (18 March 2016). "SBS cast revealed for Deep Water". TV Tonight. Retrieved 18 March 2016.

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