Top of the Lake

About the Show

Watch Season 1 Online Here

Created and written by Academy Award®-winner Jane Campion (The Piano, Bright Star) and writer Gerard Lee (My Mistress), acclaimed crime series TOP OF THE LAKE (2013, 7x50) and TOP OF THE LAKE: CHINA GIRL (2017, 7x50) comes to CBC this fall.

TOP OF THE LAKE stars Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale, Mad Men) as Robin Griffin, a Sydney detective specialising in sexual assault. In the first instalment of the series, Detective Griffin returns to her remote New Zealand hometown of Laketop to visit her dying mother and begins investigating the disappearance of Tui Mitcham, the twelve-year-old pregnant daughter of the local drug patriarch. As Robin finds out more about Tui, her world starts to unravel uncovering difficult secrets from her past.

TOP OF THE LAKE will stream on cbc.ca/watch in fall 2017 ahead of the premiere of TOP OF THE LAKE: CHINA GIRL on CBC. TOP OF THE LAKE: CHINA GIRL will see Moss reprise her Golden Globe®-winning role and will be joined by Nicole Kidman and Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones, Star Wars: The Force Awakens), David Dencik (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures, Jonathan Strange And Mr. Norrell) and Ewen Leslie (The Daughter).

TOP OF THE LAKE: CHINA GIRL is a crime mystery story that begins four years on from the explosive ending of the first instalment. After the shocking events that rocked her hometown in New Zealand, Detective Robin Griffin, recently returned to Sydney, is trying to rebuild her life. When the body of an Asian girl washes up on Bondi Beach, there appears little hope of finding the killer, until Robin realizes “China Girl” didn’t die alone. Robin’s search to discover “China Girl’s” identity takes her into the city’s criminal underbelly and closer than she could have imagined to the secrets of her own heart.

TOP OF THE LAKE: CHINA GIRL is a See-Saw Films production for BBC Two, in association with BBC First and Foxtel in Australia, SundanceTV and Hulu in the United States, ARTE in France and BBC Worldwide. The series is created and written by Oscar®-winner Jane Campion (The Piano, Bright Star) and writer Gerard Lee (My Mistress). Distributed by BBC Worldwide.

Program Name

Top of the Lake

Program Type

Television Show

Genre

Scripted

Schedule

Season 1 available online - Season 2 airs Wednesdays @ 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) beginning October 25

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Program Name

Top of the Lake

Program Type

Television Show

Genre

Scripted

Schedule

Season 1 available online - Season 2 airs Wednesdays @ 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) beginning October 25

Bios

No related Bios.