ABC’s anticipated new six-part drama Mystery Road is headed to Sunday nights in June.
The series, a spin-off the 2013 film of the same name, features an all-star cast and launches with a double episode. The full series will be available to binge on iview following the broadcast.
Aaron Pedersen and Judy Davis lead a powerhouse of Australian talent, including co-stars Deborah Mailman, Colin Friels, Wayne Blair, Anthony Hayes, Ernie Dingo, John Waters, Aaron McGrath, Tasma Walton, Madeleine Madden, Kris McQuade, Meyne Wyatt, Tasia Zalar and Ningali Lawford Wolf.
When there is a mysterious disappearance on an outback cattle station, Detective Jay Swan (Pedersen) is assigned to investigate. Working with local cop Emma James (Davis), Jay’s investigation uncovers a past injustice that threatens the fabric of the whole community.
Filmed in spectacular locations in Western Australia’s East Kimberley, the series is a spin-off from Ivan Sen’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning films Mystery Road and Goldstone and is directed by Rachel Perkins, produced by David Jowsey and Greer Simpkin, with Ivan Sen and ABC’s Sally Riley as Executive Producers.
As well as being the only Australian television series in competition at prestigious TV drama festival Series Mania in Lille, France this May, Mystery Road will have a masterclass session at Banff World Media Festival this June – an honour previously held by high profile drama including The Handmaid’s Tale and Black-ish.