Secrets and Lies DVD

Talk about staying ahead of the game! Secrets and Lies, the gripping new Australian drama, coming soon to Channel 5, is now available to pre-order from Acorn DVD. As if that wasn’t enough, a starry US remake of the series is already on the way, featuring some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.


This means you can see what all the fuss is about as soon as possible.


Secrets and Lies tells the story of family man Ben Gundelach, whose life falls apart after he discovers the body of a murdered 4 year old boy. His find rocks an entire community and sets off a devastating chain of events. Homicide detective Ian Cornielle is on the case and the press are invading Ben’s life on the hunt for clues. But along the way other suspects will be uncovered, some less expected than others.


Written by Stephen M Irwin, the razor sharp story is built around a meticulously structured web of secrets. Everybody has them, but sometimes the truth can kill.


The original Australian series is something of a coup for Channel 5 and the network will make the show a cornerstone of its 2014 schedule.


C5’s head of acquisitions Katie Keenan told Digital Spy that the show was perfect for their target audience. She said: "Channel 5 viewers love compelling, character-led drama packed with twists and turns. “Secrets & Lies” ticks all these boxes. We're thrilled to add it to our 2014 drama line-up."


Secrets and Lies

With twists, turns and tear-jerking family drama, Secrets and Lies features powerhouse performances by stars of the big screen. Martin Henderson, who plays Ben Gundelach, is a New Zealander famous for The Ring, Smokin’ Aces and Bride & Prejudice. Now, Henderson is turning his attention to the character-driven small-screen format with Secrets & Lies and gritty, American miniseries The Red Road.


Detective Cornielle is played by Anthony Hayes who starred alongside Joel Edgerton and Ben Mendelsohn in David Michod’s award winning movie debut Animal Kingdom. He also appeared alongside Heath Ledger in Ned Kelly and Sir Kenneth Branagh in Philip Noyce’s Rabbit Proof Fence. He too is enjoying a foray into television acting with this show and the 2015 TV event that is war drama Gallipoli.


Despite only hitting screens this year in its native Australia, Secrets & Lies has already spawned an American remake, which boasts its own big screen stars in 90’s icons Ryan Phillippe and Juliette Lewis. Phillippe plays the role of the family man, while Lewis plays the detective hot on his case, this time a woman called Andrea Cornell.


We don’t yet know when that version of this gripping story will land in the UK, but what we do know is that the Australian version is not to be missed.


Henderson excels as the good man with so much to lose while Hayes is the latest incarnation of the most popular role on television: the flawed detective with the all-consuming drive to bring a killer to justice.


Pre-order your copy of Secrets and Lies from Acorn DVD today ahead of its release in autumn 2014.

Secrets and Lies DVD