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[01/22/13 - 06:06 PM]
FOX Orders Pilot for New Drama "Rake" - Academy Award Nominee and Emmy Award Winner Greg Kinnear to Star in Lead Role
The potential series follows a brilliant, but self-destructive criminal defense lawyer.

[11/14/12 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, November 14
Updates include: Bryan Greenberg, Stephanie Sigman to topline USA pilot; Peter Tolan to run FOX's "Rake" import; and David Seidler, Barry Levinson to bring "George Washington" to NBC.

[10/24/12 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 24
Updates include: Ming-Na Wen boards ABC's "S.H.I.E.L.D."; Greg Kinnear-led "Rake" import lands at FOX; and Zach Braff to develop a new comedy at ABC.

[09/28/12 - 11:08 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 28
Updates include: Miley Cyrus in talks for "Bonnie & Clyde" mini-series; CBS orders "Nerds in Love" comedy pilot; and Jason Katims to bring "About a Boy" to NBC.

[04/04/11 - 07:09 AM]
Critically-Acclaimed Drama Series "Rake" Acquired by DirecTV
The Australian drama focuses on the chaotic world of a criminal defense barrister, Cleaver Greene (Richard Roxburgh).







RAKE (DIRECTV)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
7/13/11 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (8 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its third season on 7/16/14; has yet to be renewed for a fourth season
DESCRIPTION:
(from DirecTV's press release, April 2011) DIRECTV, the world's most popular video service, has picked up the critically-acclaimed drama series Rake from international distributor DCD Rights. The eight part legal series made by Essential Media & Entertainment for ABC Australia, boasts a stellar cast including Richard Roxburgh (Moulin Rouge, Mission Impossible II) in the award-winning lead role of barrister Cleaver Greene (FIPA d'Or 2011 for Best Actor). Guest stars throughout the course of the first season include Hugo Weaving (Lord of the Rings, Matrix Trilogy), Rachel Griffiths (Six Feet Under, Muriel's Wedding, Brothers and Sisters), Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, Dead Calm, The Tudors) and Noah Taylor (Shine, Vanilla Sky, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory). Rake focuses on the chaotic world of a criminal defense barrister, Cleaver Greene. Brilliant, iconoclastic and innately self-destructive, Cleaver is one of life's great addicts. Whether it's women, gambling or drugs, he can resist everything except temptation. His other addiction is the law - defending those who seem to be beyond redemption - society's hopeless: our drug dealers, our murderers, our cannibals. From bigamists to cannibals and everything in between, the clients that Cleaver loves the most are the cases that appear to be utterly hopeless. If only Cleaver would realize the stark reality that he, himself, is perhaps the most desperate case of all.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Adrienne Pickering as Missy (Melissa)
· Caroline Brazier as Wendy
· Danielle Cormack as Scarlett
· Geoff Morrell as Joe Sandilands
· Matt Day as David Potter
· Richard Roxburgh as Cleaver Greene
· Russell Dykstra as Barney
CREW INFORMATION:
· Charles Waterstreet as CRTR
· Peter Duncan as CRTR
· Richard Roxburgh as CRTR
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· DCD Rights