David is set to star in a new television mini-series set in Australia. More below.
Channel 5, Network 10 & Fremantle Forge Post-‘Neighbours’ Future With Psychological Thriller ‘Riptide’ From ‘Neighbours’ Exec Jason Herbison
Paramount-owned British network Channel 5, Australia’s Network 10 and Fremantle are looking to a post-Neighbours future and working on a primetime thriller from Neighbours exec Jason Herbison, starring Stay Close actor Jo Joyner.
Filming will get underway shortly in Australia on four-parter Riptide, which will follow Alison (Joyner), whose life is plunged into despair when her new Australian husband vanishes after a morning surf. It quickly becomes obvious there is more to the story than meets the eye as she sets out to investigate his disappearance.
Joyner will play the lead and Herbison created the show. He was an exec on Channel 5/Network 10 miniseries Lie With Me and Neighbours, the soap produced by Fremantle for Channel 5 and Network 10’s (and streamer 10 Peach) that is about to end after three-and-a-half decades, as the UK network pushes further into original drama such as Riptide.
Joining Joyner is Ciarán Griffiths (Shameless, The Flats) and Australian actors David Berry (Outlander, A Place Called Home), Peter O’Brien (The Unusual Suspects, Grey Nomads), Ally Fowler (Wentworth), Pia Miranda (Mustangs FC, Wentworth), rising stars Benny Turland (Neighbours, Home and Away), Asher Yasbincek (The Heights, Heartbreak High) and Yazeed Daher (The Hunting, Safe Harbour), and newcomers Benjamin Samaddar and Sonya Suares.
“Lie With Me proved incredibly popular with our viewers and I’m looking forward to expanding our drama slate even further, working hand in hand with our production partners Fremantle Australia and Network 10,”
If this episode doesn’t have one of the best scenes of the series, I don’t know what does. I love the scene where Lord John gives Captain… ah, Lieutenant Leonard (Charlie Hiett) a dressing down he’ll not soon forget. Lord John always has Jamie’s (Sam Heughan) back and I love any scene David and Sam are in.
I always call this episode “the one with the crazy lady”. In The Bakra, we see the return of Lord John Grey as only David Berry can play him. Lord John and Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) are reunited after Helwater in Jamaica where Lord John is the Governor.
Following on with the next episode of season three with David as Lord John Grey. This one has one of the most gut-wrenching endings of perhaps any television program. Jamie (Sam Heughan) leaves Helwater and Willie (Clark Butler) in the hands of our Lord John and Isobel Dunsany (Tanya Reynolds).
I’m finally getting to the beginning of David’s episodes as LORD JOHN GREY on OUTLANDER. I’d hoped to do Tobias Menzies (Black Jack Randall/Frank Randall), Duncan Lacroix, and the King of Men himself, Sam Heughan (Jaime Fraser/James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser) at the same time, but due to circumstances beyond my control I haven’t been able to get to those. So I thought I’d take on the few episodes David was in. The first All Debts Paid. This episode has one of my favourite scenes for David. The one where Lord John and Jamie are playing chess when they get talking about their personal losses. Then Lord John tries to comfort Jamie, but unfortunately Jamie’s torture by Black Jack Randall at Wentworth Prison is still too close in his mind. Excellent reaction from David.
Since I don’t have a lot of press material for David to make more than one post, I thought I’d just consolidate them into one omnibus post. Here is what I have collected on David in the press.