Jack Irish (Guy Pearce) will to return to the small screen after Black Tide, with two more telemovies to be shot next year.
Guy Pearce looks certain to reprise his role as former criminal lawyer Jack Irish in the ABC telemovies of the same name, according to one of the stars of the production.
Marta Dusseldorp, who plays reporter Linda Hillier in Bad Debt and Black Tide opposite Pearce, said another two shows would be made next year.
Jack Irish: Bad Debt, which stars the Emmy award-winning Pearce, premiered on Sunday night and attracted an audience of 950,000 to be the sixth most-watched show of the evening.
The second telemovie in the series, Jack Irish: Black Tide, will screen on Sunday at 8.30pm.
Dusseldorp, who is currently shooting A Place To Call Home for the Seven Network, says appearing in the two Jack Irish telemovies has allowed her to work with some of Australia's best actors.
"They stand alone as movies and it's smart they are movie length," Dusseldorp said.
"Hopefully we are going to shoot another two next year. In fact I know we are.
"There's much more to come."
Dusseldorp's screen career is definitely on the rise.
After more than a decade on stage, the Sydney-based actress and mother of two has stepped away from theatre production to concentrate on television and movie roles and 2012 is proving one of her biggest years yet.
Besides the Jack Irish telemovies, Dusseldorp flew to Bangkok to appear in the yet-to-be-released film The Railway Man, starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth.
"(The Railway Man) was shot in Bangkok and it was just a scene, but it was great to be a part of it and to hang out with Colin Firth, he's an interesting man," Dusseldorp said.
"I've basically been in theatre for 14 years and I was never available for any of this stuff but since I have stepped away from that, this has been really rewarding.
"I never did the (television) series stuff because I had the plays to do and now I can't do the plays because I have the series to do."
Dusseldorp had no doubt Jack Irish would be successful after going to a screening at the Melbourne Film Festival in August.
She said the feedback from the audience was overwhelmingly positive and it was great to watch a show made for television with such a big audience.
"Because I am a stage actor I love live reactions," she said.
"They showed it at the Melbourne Film Festival so it was great to see it with an audience of 300 people because it gives you a different and immediate response.
"It's brave, naughty, bold, daring and all those things came across because the audience were laughing and gasping."
Jack Irish: Black Tide screens on Sunday October 21 at 8.30pm.