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Inside Home and Away star Tai Hara's exciting new gig on Underbelly

The story will focus on the puzzling disappearance of Melissa Caddick.

By Alana Mazzoni
Tai Hara enjoyed a successful stint playing Andy Barrett on Home and Away, and the 31-year-old actor can now add the upcoming season of Underbelly to his resume.
The new season, Underbelly: Vanishing Act, is based on the real-life mystery that surrounded disgraced businesswoman Melissa Caddick.
Melissa was the high-roller who allegedly embezzled over $40 million before completely disappearing.
The mystery left her family, clients, and the police questioning everything they thought they knew about her, and utterly captivated the nation.
Tai Hara will star on Underbelly: Vanishing Act, which is based on the real-life mystery that surrounded disgraced missing businesswoman Melissa Caddick. (Image) Getty
Fans of the Underbelly franchise will be thrilled to know the high-stakes drama series is not only returning next year, but coming along with it is an all-star cast.
Starring in the series is Wentworth star Kate Atkinson, who will play Melissa, alongside Colin Friels from Mystery Road, Love Child's Maya Stange and Sophie Bloom, and Ursula Mills from Out of the Blue.
The highly-anticipated series will air on Channel Nine in 2022.
Tai played Andy Barrett on Home and Away from 2013 until 2016. (Image) Instagram
The series will follow the tale surrounding Melissa's high-profile life, where she disappeared on November 12 in 2020 after going for an early morning run just days after the Australian Federal Police and ASIC raided her home over claims of fraud.
The 49-year-old reportedly stole upwards of $20m from family and friends through investments spanning seven years, then used the money to fund her lavish lifestyle.
In February of this year, Melissa was confirmed dead after a shoe was found that contained the remains of her foot on a New South Wales south coast beach.

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