Nine’s new observational series Police save Australia discussed the idea of having actor Gary Sweet, who starred in Police rescue (pictured below) for 5 seasons, as a possible narrator.
But not for long.
Lune Media producer Leonie Lowe said: ‘We’ve talked to Channel Nine about it, but I think they really wanted to move away from the drama to make it a (observational) series and not have that correlation. Because I think instantly people might be like, ‘Oh, is the drama coming back?’”
The series centers on the instantly recognizable white uniform of the NSW Police Rescue Unit in Sydney and the Blue Mountains.
“Only the New South Wales Police Rescue Unit wears white and that’s how the Rescue Unit sets itself apart from everyone else. They often work with the NSW Ambulance Service and the Fire Brigade. Once they are called to work, they are responsible.”
Narrating the series is actor/writer Brendan Cowell with whom Lune Media had worked in the past.
“When we told him about it, he thought it sounded like a really good series that he wanted to be a part of. So we were very happy with that,” she continued.
Lowe says discussions of Nine also made no reference to the 2009 drama Rescue: Special Operations (pictured below) with Peter Phelps, Les Hill, Katherine Hicks, Gigi Edgley, Daniel Amalm, Todd Lasance, Craig McLachlan, Libby Tanner and Gary Sweet.
“No, actually they didn’t. At all. I think they just wanted to talk to us about that,” she said.
“We just talked about current stuff.”
Police Rescue Australia screens at 9pm Mondays on nine.