The intriguing tale based on Markus Zusak’s best-selling novel of the same name, produced by Jason Stephens and Elisa Argenzio, stars a talented young cast including William McKenna (Nowhere Boys), Alexandra Jensen (Frayed, Amazing Grace), Chris Alosio (Troppo) and Kartanya Maynard (Deadloch).

Author and Executive Producer, Markus Zusak says: “I’m so excited to see this series on the ABC, and I think it’s something we can see ourselves in – our friendships and families, our laughter and flaws, and our willingness to see each other through, especially in the hard times. It’s got a big and beautiful heart. I can’t wait for people to see it.”

The Messenger tells the story of Ed Kennedy (William McKenna), who becomes an accidental hero when he receives mysterious messages scribbled on a playing cards that set him on a strange journey. But what he does with them allows Ed to change lives, most of all, his own.

Sometimes you just have to play the cards you’re dealt.

The Messenger audiobook is available now on the ABC listen app.

Production credit: The Messenger is a Lingo Pictures production, part of ITV Studios, production for the ABC. Major production investment from Screen Australia in association wit

h the ABC. Financed with support from Screen NSW and All3Media International is managing international sales. Lingo Pictures is part of ITV Studios.