Melbourne-filmed Metropolis series finds its lead

Metropolis, Apple TV's latest series – which is set to shoot in Melbourne – has cast its coveted lead role.

Briana Middleton, a US-based actor known for her roles in Sharper and The Tender Bar, has landed the lead role in Sam Esmail’s highly anticipated Apple TV+ adaptation of iconic 1927 Fritz Lang sci-fi film Metropolis.

Middleton will play the character of Finnie Polito in the upcoming show, which was officially given the green light by the streaming giant in March 2022. The series is being shot in Melbourne under the Victorian Location Incentive.

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Silvi Vann-Wall is a journalist, podcaster, and filmmaker. They joined ScreenHub as Film Content Lead in 2022. Twitter: @SilviReports