- 1 Season
The television series, The Straits is about an Australian family who run a family business. Their family business focuses on transporting drugs illegally into Australia. The Montebello family also transports wildlife and guns out of Australia to make their money. Brian Cox plays the macho man Harry Montebello in charge of the family business. Rena Owen plays Kitty who is the wife of Harry Montebello. Aaron Fa'aoso plays Noel Montebello, who is the son of Harry and Kitty. The idea of the television series, The Straits was created by Aaron Fa'aoso. The Straits was produced by Helen Panckhurst and Penny Chapman. This television series was picked up by ABC, and aired on television in the year 2012. Brian Cox got his big break when he played the character Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Rena Owen has taken part in performing leads for several films. Aaron Fa'aoso became well known after being part of a mini series which aired in 2004. The main characters in The Straits are well known, captivating actors and actresses making this a thrilling drama. The initial plot lines of The Straits start off as a family in Australia being undercover smugglers. Harry Montebello is the brains behind the business, who makes sure everything runs smoothly. Along for the ride is his wife and son, who support and help maintain the family business. As the family strives to keep the business flowing smoothly, tension, rivalry, violence, and loyalty bring complications and drama to this series. Eventually, Noel decides that he wants to start a laboratory in New Guinea, which starts to cause a divide in the family business. The Straits is a co-production of Matchbox Pictures. The first season of The Straits had 10 episodes. In the United States, The Straits appeared on ABC and was distributed by DCD Rights.