Elisabeth Moss, Gwendoline Christie Set for Top of the Lake


LOS ANGELES: Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie is joining Elisabeth Moss in the second season of the BBC Two and SundanceTV co-production Top of the Lake.

Moss reprises her award-winning role in Jane Campion’s acclaimed series, to be produced by See-Saw Films for BBC Two in co-production with BBC First, Foxtel and SundanceTV, and in association with Hulu in the U.S., ARTE in France and BBC Worldwide.

The second season picks up four years after the first ended. It focuses on Moss’s character, Robin Griffin, as she investigates the death of an Asian girl, found washed up on Sydney’s Bondi Beach.

The six one-hour episodes will premiere on BBC Two in 2017. SundanceTV will have the exclusive U.S. premiere of all episodes. Hulu and SundanceTV will have VOD the day after air. Hulu will have the exclusive subscription streaming rights to the entire series in the U.S. BBC First will broadcast the show in Australia on Foxtel, and BBC UKTV will screen the series in New Zealand.

“I’m so excited to be back in Australia working with Jane on exploring this wonderful character,” Moss said. “I can’t wait for audiences to see where we take Robin’s journey!”

No details have been released about Christie’s character, other than that she will have a “major role” in the miniseries. “I am so delighted to be working on Top of the Lake 2. Jane Campion has been a major creative influence throughout my life and I could not feel more privileged to be working on the next installment of her unique and enthralling drama, alongside the brilliant Elisabeth Moss.”

Also joining the cast for season two are David Dencik, Alice Englert and Ewen Leslie.