Richard Roxburgh reprises his heralded portrayal of Australia's most notorious former detective Roger Rogerson in Blue Murder: Killer Cop – leading an all star cast including Toni Collette, Matt Nable, Dan Wyllie, Emma Booth, Justin Smith, Damian Walshe-Howling, Steve Le Marquand, Aaron Pedersen, Robert Mammone, and reprising their original roles – Tony Martin and Peter Phelps.
The last Blue Murder ended with his expulsion in disgrace from the NSW Police Force. In this instalment he struggles to make a living in a world that's rapidly changing, caught between the pressures of criminals, police and a love that might save him.
Written by Peter Schreck, directed by Michael Jenkins and produced by Michael Jenkins and Carol Hughes, and executive produced by John Edwards, Richard Roxburgh and Julie McGauran – Blue Murder: Killer Cop is an Endemol Shine Australia production for Seven Network Australia, made with the assistance of Screen Australia and Screen NSW.
"You sleep easy because people like me kept things neat and tidy."
From his final fall, recorded on CCTV outside a storage lock-up in suburban Sydney, Blue Murder: Killer Cop tracks back to Kings Cross, 1989.
On the eve of a new decade, ‘disgraced former detective' Roger Rogerson (Richard Roxburgh) struggles to find relevance in a rapidly changing world.
With the old guard of corrupt Kings Cross detectives soon to be taken down by authorities, can Roger fight to get back in the game through his connections? Or will new found love with Anne (Toni Collette) inspire him to take a new path?
"Well as my dear old grandmother used to say … it's all fun and games until someone loses any eye."
Roger Rogerson (Richard Roxburgh) looks to make ends meet by proposing a scheme to his good mate "Mickel" (Dan Wyllie).
But Mickel faces personal challenges of his own, not least in the form of crusading NSW Crime Commission Investigator Mark Standen (Matt Nable) who has plans to pursue Mickel to his last breath.
Can Roger succeed in his plans and help his mate too?
Blue Murder: Killer Cop starts Sunday 6th August, 8.30pm on Seven.
Blue Murder Killer Cop is a scripted drama not a documentary. Some characters and events have been created for dramatic purposes.