Janet King is an Australian television drama series which began airing on ABC1 from 27 February 2014. It was created as a spin-off from the 2011 legal drama Crownies. It follows the story of Senior Crown Prosecutor Janet King (Marta Dusseldorp), who returns from maternity leave and is thrown into „a shocking prosecution”. Various cast members who appeared alongside Dusseldorp in Crownies will also appear in Janet King. A number of new characters were also created. The show was commissioned for an eight part series and filming began in 2013. Janet King was renewed for a further eight episodes in June 2015.