Thomson, Gibney to star in new series for Seven

Erik Thomson will play a guy who moves to New Zealand with his teenage kids after his wife dies and Rebecca Gibney will return as a homicide cop in new dramas for the Seven Network.

Among the other highlights of Seven.s upfront presentation today are Restaurant Revolution, a spin-off of My Restaurant Rules; Mesmerised, an entertainment series from Endemol Australia fronted by hypnotist Peter Powers; and My Ireland with Colin, which follows My Kitchen Rules judge Collin Fassnidge as he rediscovers the country he left 15 years ago on a motorycycle.

The line-up also includes the previously announced Shine Australia miniseries Catching Milat, which dramatises the investigation that led to the arrest of serial killer Ivan Milat.

The factual slate includes Essential Media & Entertainment.s Australia: The Story of Us, which uses CGI and dramatic re-enactments to chronicle the history of the Australian people, places and events from the first

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