All-Star Cast: Channel Nine were serious about the project and drew on some of Australia's best and most beloved actors, picking from those currently and formally on heavyweight shows. See Hey, It's That Guy! below.
Banned in Victoria: The first season was banned in Victoria by way of a court order, as the trials of several people involved in the events depicted were underway at the time and there was an interest in preventing the jury being influenced and prejudiced by watching the show. Judge King went so far as to enjoy the attention for banning any media story based around the gangland killings. However, freak weather conditions in Tasmania sent the signal for episode 5 to parts of Victoria. Additionally, the ban was publicised quite a bit by media outlets, sparking even more interest in the show.
Enforced Method Acting: Actor Simon Westaway played suspected gang associate Mick Gatto, and when the two met one of Gatto's associates noticed Westaway copied what he did, which hand he ate and drank with. Despite Gatto's concern of a former police officer playing him he saw that the actor was fair dinkum about the role.