Wednesday, May 25, 2022
HomeTv & ShowUnderbelly: Vanishing Act - Melissa Caddick true crime drama doesn't have the...

Underbelly: Vanishing Act – Melissa Caddick true crime drama doesn't have the answers


Underbelly: Vanishing Act producers tease fresh theories about the mystery disappearance of fraudster Melissa Caddick: ‘The story raised all sorts of issues about trust and deception’

Producers of Channel Nine’s Underbelly: Vanishing Act say viewers can expect to see a possible fresh theory behind the mysterious disappearance of the Sydney con artist Melissa Caddick.

The two-part series, starring Wentworth actress Kate Atkinson, 49 premieres Sunday night on Nine and 9Now and continues Monday.

But Nine’s head of drama Andy Ryan warned fans of the franchise that answering all the questions surrounding the high profile fraudster – who vanished in November 2021 – were impossible to answer.

Mystery Unsolved: producers of Channel Nine's Underbelly: Vanishing Act (pictured) say viewers can expect to see a possible fresh theory behind the mysterious disappearance of the Sydney con artist Melissa Caddick - seen here played by Kate Atkinson

Mystery Unsolved: producers of Channel Nine’s Underbelly: Vanishing Act (pictured) say viewers can expect to see a possible fresh theory behind the mysterious disappearance of the Sydney con artist Melissa Caddick – seen here played by Kate Atkinson

He told TV Tonight: ‘We actually don’t know what happened to her.’ 

Ryan did not reveal any plot spoilers in the chat but added viewers can expect more than a ‘re-hash of the facts’.

‘This was a story that raised all sorts of issues about things like trust, deception… how somebody could create a second life for themselves.’ 

Many theories have surfaced since to explain the circumstances surrounding Caddick’s disappearance including murder, and suicide.

Nine's head of drama Andy Ryan warned fans of the franchise that answering all the questions surrounding the high profile fraudster - who vanished in November 2021 - were impossible to answer" 'We just just don't know,' he told TV Tonight

 Nine’s head of drama Andy Ryan warned fans of the franchise that answering all the questions surrounding the high profile fraudster – who vanished in November 2021 – were impossible to answer” ‘We just just don’t know,’ he told TV Tonight

Some experts who have examined the case argue that it is possible that Caddick faked her own disappearance, and is in hiding.

Ryan did not reveal which, if any of these theories Vanishing Act will dramatise. 

A financial advisor, Caddick scammed an estimated $30million from 60 clients, most of them friends and family, in order to fund an extravagant lifestyle.

Melissa Caddick, financial advisor (pictured) was last seen in 2021 - theories about her mysterious disappearance include murder, suicide, some say she even faked her disappearance after getting caught scamming an estimated $30million from 60 clients

Melissa Caddick, financial advisor (pictured) was last seen in 2021 – theories about her mysterious disappearance include murder, suicide, some say she even faked her disappearance after getting caught scamming an estimated $30million from 60 clients

Caddick was last seen shortly after the $7m Dover Heights home she shared with her DJ husband Anthony Koletti was raided by the Australian Federal Police and ASIC investigators.

Three months after Caddick vanished a severed foot was found on the south coast of NSW near Tathra, about five and a half hours from Sydney. After DNA tests confirmed that the limb belonged to Caddick, 49, it was presumed the high-flying schemer was dead.

Produced by Screentime and filmed late last year Underbelly: Vanishing Act has a cast that includes veteran actor Colin Friels (Mystery Road), Home and Away’s Tai Hara, Maya Stange and Sophie Bloom from Love Child and Ursula Mills from Out of the Blue. 

Kate Atkinson as Melissa Caddick in Underbelly: Vanishing Act - producers did not reveal any plot spoilers ahead of Sunday's premiere but viewers can expect more than a 're-hash of the facts', they say

Kate Atkinson as Melissa Caddick in Underbelly: Vanishing Act – producers did not reveal any plot spoilers ahead of Sunday’s premiere but viewers can expect more than a ‘re-hash of the facts’, they say

Advertisement

RELATED ARTICLES

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Recent Comments