Hunter stars in TV bikie war series

A TRIO of Hunter-raised actors Susie Porter, Todd Lasance and Manu Bennett have donned biker jackets and tattoos for the new series Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms.

The mini-series, based on the birth of the notorious biker gangs the Comancheros and the Bandidos and the 1984 Milperra massacre, will premiere tomorrow night on Southern Cross Ten.

Lasance donned fake tattoos and a mullet for his role as Comancheros member ‘‘Kiddo’’, named after his fresh-face appearance.

‘‘Having that transformation into a bikie was something I thrived on,’’ Lasance said.

‘‘It was so far from what I’ve done previously in terms of physicality for a role – I had tattoos, scarring and a mullet going on.’’

The role was also a chance for Lasance, who has starred in Home and Away, Cloudstreet and Crownies, to work with Porter and Bennett.

‘‘I had never met Manu before and we ended up in most of our scenes together and of course Susie’s absolutely lovely and extremely talented,’’ he said.

Porter plays the wife of Comancheros supreme commander Jock Ross (played by Matt Nable).

Merewether-raised Bennett, who stars in the TV series Spartacus: Blood and Sand, plays violent Comanchero member Sunshine.

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