Since 2008, Rush has established itself as an action-drama series of the highest calibre. Distinguished by exceptional production values, Rush is a character-driven action series in the truest sense, headlined by an outstanding Australian cast.
Based on the real-life Critical Incident Response Team, a branch of the Victorian Police Force, the members of Tactical Response (TR) aren’t your average police officers. They’re highly trained, equipped with specialist skills and weaponry which support their fundamental aim of non-lethal policing. Their ability to think laterally in the heat of a crisis is also crucial. Backed by comprehensive intelligence and cutting-edge technology, TR is better placed than anyone to stay one step ahead of the criminals and intercept them before any harm is done.
They’re hand-picked as the cream of the crop, each with their own specialty areas and all in peak condition, physical and mental. It takes a certain type of temperament to go from defusing a bomb to pursuing an armed offender through peak hour traffic within the span of a shift. To some, that would be more than enough to turn them mad. For the officers of Tactical Response, it’s what keeps them sane.
This year sees RUSH cover a bigger story arc across the season’s thirteen episodes, kicking off from a game-changing incident in episode one - the assassination of the police minister. This sparks the formation of a major crime taskforce, with TR the tactical component of the investigation. A much bigger world has just opened up.
Now in its fourth season, RUSH is a Southern Star John Edwards production for Network Ten with the assistance of Film Victoria. Last year, Season Three was the winner of Best Television Drama Series at the Australian Film Institute (AFI) awards.