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The Unusual Suspects: behind the scenes

Creator and writer Jessica Redenbach and actress Lena Cruz discuss the making of new SBS comedic drama series The Unusual Suspects.

For Filipino actress Lena Cruz, the opportunity to be a part of a new series that tells the story of Filipino domestic workers in Sydney’s eastern suburbs was a dream come true.

“When has it ever happened? I think it’s the first time that we’re seeing four Filipino women on a major TV series,” Cruz explains. “It just means that I’m living in a society now where people are interested to hear those stories.”

In this behind-the-scenes video, creator and writer Jessica Redenbach discusses the challenges of making a four-part series from a story perspective, while Lena Cruz recalls the difficulties the cast and crew faced while filming during the pandemic.

The Unusual Suspects is available to stream now on SBS On Demand here