Acclaimed … Richard Roxburgh as Cleaver Greene.GREG KINNEAR as Cleaver Greene? Is nothing sacred in Hollywood?
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The US studio Sony Pictures Television is developing an American adaptation of the Australian legal drama Rake and has Kinnear ”attached” to play the role Richard Roxburgh has won wide acclaim for.

But let’s keep this in context: the US adaptation has not been sold to either a network or a cable channel yet, and Kinnear’s ”attachment” means he’s keen, and the studio have a bankable name, but nothing has been set in stone.

The windfall for the ABC is confirmation their investment in Rake was a good one.

The series has emerged as one of its major blue-chip programs, drawing close to 800,000 viewers on Thursday night.It was the second most watched program on the national broadcaster.

The series was created by the barrister Charles Waterstreet, Roxburgh, writer-producer Peter Duncan, and written by Duncan and Andrew Knight.

The second series is airing now, and the ABC has also confirmed a third series.

There could be more: despite reports suggesting the third season would be its last, Fairfax believes the producers, and Roxburgh, are open to the possibility of a fourth season.

The US version will be produced by Paul Attanasio, the executive producer of House. Kinnear would also serve as a co-executive producer.

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