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  • TV-MA
  • 2008
  • 7 Seasons
  • 8.1  (5,237)

Underbelly is an Australian true crime television series that aired on Nine network from 2008 to 2013. Created by Des Monaghan and Jo Horsburgh, the show detailed the lives of Australian criminals and the events that led to their rise and fall. The series has a stellar cast including Caroline Craig, Paul Tassone, and Dieter Brummer, who brought the characters to life with their outstanding performances.

The show has a gritty and realistic approach and is famous for its intense, violent scenes that keep the audiences on edge. Each season of Underbelly showcased a different story from Australia's underbelly of crime, spanning over decades. The series is inspired by real people and events, making it a must-watch for true crime lovers.

The first season of Underbelly is set in Melbourne in the late 1990s and details the rise of gangland boss Carl Williams, played by Gyton Grantley. The story delves into the underworld of drugs, power, money, and corruption, with the notorious Williams at the center of it all. Caroline Craig plays the role of Detective Senior Sergeant Margaret 'Maggie' Grace, who is tasked with cracking down on the rising crime problem. The first season was an instant hit, and Gyton Grantley won the Silver Logie award for Most Outstanding Actor.

The second season of Underbelly is set in the early 1980s and is based on the story of drug lord Tony Mokbel, played by Robert Mammone. The season follows Mokbel's rise to power and his relationship with his partner and drug runner, Danielle McGuire, played by Caroline Craig. As the story unfolds, viewers get an insight into the inner workings of organized crime and the police corruption that enabled Mokbel's empire. The season was another critical and commercial success, with Mammone scoring a Silver Logie for his outstanding performance.

The third season of Underbelly is set in Sydney in the mid-1980s and explores the rise of the notorious Kings Cross nightclub owner, John Ibrahim, played by Firass Dirani. The story details Ibrahim's business dealings and his connections to the drug trade, including the infamous importation of the drug 'ice' from Thailand. Caroline Craig returns as Detective Sergeant Irene Devine, tasked with investigating the drug trade and taking down Ibrahim's empire. The third season was also a commercial and critical hit, with Dirani winning the Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series.

The fourth season of Underbelly, titled 'Razor,' is set in 1920s Sydney and focuses on the lives of two of the city's most infamous female crime bosses, Kate Leigh, played by Danielle Cormack, and Tilly Devine, played by Chelsie Preston Crayford. The season delves into the world of illegal gambling, prostitution, and drug trafficking, with Caroline Craig playing real-life inspector Edie McDonald, who is determined to take down the notorious crime bosses. The fourth season was another success, with Cormack winning the Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Actress.

The fifth season of Underbelly, titled 'Badness,' is based on the true story of the murder of Sydney businessman Michael McGurk. Dieter Brummer joins the cast as a disgraced former detective who is hired by McGurk's killer to find out who hired him for the job. The season details the investigation into McGurk's murder and the web of corruption that enabled the killer to carry out the crime. The fifth season was another success and was praised for its gripping storytelling and strong performances.

In conclusion, Underbelly is an exceptional Australian crime series that never fails to entertain and intrigue its viewers. With its talented cast, gripping scripts, and realistic approach, the show is a must-watch for anyone who enjoys true crime dramas. The series has become a cultural phenomenon and has cemented its place in Australian television history.

Underbelly is a series that is currently running and has 7 seasons (71 episodes). The series first aired on February 13, 2008.

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Where to Watch Underbelly
Underbelly is available for streaming on the Nine website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Underbelly on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hoopla and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    February 13, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (5,237)