First-look image: Nicole Kidman in Top Of The Lake Series 2

Australian actress joins Jane Campion’s critically acclaimed second series!

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BBC Two has debuted a first look image of Nicola Kidman in the second series of Jane Campion‘s critically acclaimed mini-series Top Of The Lake.

First-look image: Elisabeth Moss in Top Of The Lake Series 2

The second series, titled: Top of the Lake: China Girl, is a crime mystery story that begins four years on from the explosive ending of series one. Kidman joins as an Australian mother, Julia, whose story will intersect with Golden Globe winning actress Elisabeth Moss’ (Mad Men), who is reprising her as Detective Robin Griffin.

Five years 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 realises “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.

Produced by See-Saw Films in association with BBC First, BBC UKTV, SundanceTV, Hulu, ARTE and BBC Worldwide, the drama will also star Gwendoline ChristieDavid Dencik, Alice Englert and Ewen Leslie.

Top of the Lake: China Girl will broadcast on BBC Two in 2017.