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Hulu makes Australian true-crime series ‘Vanishing Act’ – The Hollywood Reporter

Hulu has acquired the US rights to the Australian series Vanishing ActA mystery crime drama based on the real-life disappearance of Australian roller skater Melissa Caddick.

Caddick is an Australian businesswoman who is accused of defrauding family and friends of millions of dollars to spend on her lavish lifestyle with designer clothes, fast cars, expensive real estate and flash vacations.

But one day after the police raided her home, Caddick disappeared. Months later, her shoe was found, adrift on a deserted beach – with her weary feet inside. The incident attracted great media attention and speculation was rampant that Caddick had been murdered, or that she purposely amputated her feet and went into hiding.

A three-part series, produced by Screentime Banijay for Nine Network Australia, starring Kate Atkinson (Wentworth) as Caddick, alongside Colin Friels, Jerome Velinksy, and Maya Stange. DCD Rights is handling international sales transactions.

“This is a highly produced and distinctive Australian TV series that is made even more appealing to viewers because it is based on an unbelievable true story,” said Nicky CEO Davies Williams. DCD Rights said.

In addition to Hulu, the show has been sold to ITV in the UK, RTE in Ireland, C-More to Scandinavia and Warner Bros. Discovery for New Zealand.

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