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Foxtel and News Corp Australia are commissioning an event drama mini-seriesbased on the country’s gangland scandal Lawyer X: The story of Informer 3838.
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The eight-part drama will be based on the investigation by News Corp’s Herald Sun newspaper, which uncovered the story and exposed the Melbourne-based lawyer, known as Lawyer X or Informer 3838, who provided police with information that helped convict hundreds of criminals and drug traffickers from 1995 to 2009. While representing infamous gangland figures including Carl Williams and Tony Mokbel, she acted as a Victorian Police informant, leading to some of the state’s biggest criminal cases in modern history.

Lawyer X: The story of Informer 3838 is in development and will begin production later this year. Foxtel said it is currently discussing the project with both local and international producers and creatives.

“This explosive chapter in Australian crime history has all the ingredients to make for a compelling TV series. We are proud to partner with the Herald Sun who exposed the story to bring it to life for television and to deliver a unique and captivating new Australian story for our subscribers,” said Brian Walsh, executive director of television, Foxtel.

“A story as significant and substantial as this also has a huge amount of worldwide appeal and I am very confident we will be attracting some very big international names both in front and behind the camera.”

The journalists who exposed the story, Anthony Dowsley and Patrick Carlyon, will act as story consultants to the series.