Mystery Road starts filming series three… without Aaron Pedersen

Australian facourite Mystery Road is coming back for a third series, but with a major difference – star of series one and two, Aaron Pederson, is not returning in the title role.

The new six-part series, has been rebranded Mystery Road: Origin and will air in Australia on ABC in 2022. The past two series were broadcast in the UK on BBC Four.

Instead, Mystery Road: Origin will delve into the early years of Detective Jay Swan, with Mark Coles Smith playing the role of Young Jay.

It’s 1999, and Constable Jay Swan, a charismatic young officer arrives at his new station. Fresh from the city and tipped for big things, Jay might be the new copper, but he’s not new to this town. His estranged father Jack lives here, as does the woman who will change his life forever, Mary.

ABC says: “Mystery Road: Origin will explore how a tragic death, an epic love, and the brutal reality of life as a police officer straddling two worlds, form the indelible mould out of which will emerge, Detective Jay Swan.”

Toby Leonard Moore, Daniel Henshall, Lisa Flanagan, Clarence Ryan, Steve Bisley, Caroline Brazier, Hayley McElhinney, Dubs Yunupingu, Kelton Pell, Leonie Whyman, Salme Geransar and Nina Young.

More news as we get it.


10 Comments Add yours

  1. Dan says:

    The way series two ended, I was hoping the passing of the hat would be literal and season 3 would be built around Jada Alberts. Not that I’m not excited for more of this in any form.


    1. Charlotte Carling says:

      Yes, I also wanted more of Fran, she’s such a great character. I still have hopes that they will take the timeline forward again and move events towards Goldstone, and include Fran then. Though I would be equally happy to see a separate spin off for her. Jada Alberts deserves it.

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  2. We’ve seen Endeavor, A Montalbano prequel, Young Wallander, why not

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  3. Christine Bennett says:

    Brilliant can’t get enough of it there must be a myriad of stories that could be written for this show n u will have a captured us the faithful audience forever n gain a new following
    Love it cannot wait n we all love Aaron he is made 4 the roll but the cast are all fantastic as well.

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  4. Elaine says:

    I was underwhelmed by series 2, probably because I enjoyed watching Judy Davis so much in series 1. Will proceed with caution :-)

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  5. robert bagshaw says:

    extremely powerful and uniquely Australian. demandingly respectful to first nation people. indigenous actors have an incredible ability to use eye and facial expression not seen in non indigenous people. i love this series on ABC

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  6. Charlotte Carling says:

    I’m looking forward to the upcoming SBS/NITV crime series True Colours. It will be mixed language with both English and Arrente.


  7. Elaine says:

    Will there be a review of Mystery Road Origin?


    1. Paul Hirons says:

      When it appears on UK TV, definitely!


  8. theconsideredopinion says:

    Aaron Pedersen owns the role of Swan. This article doesn’t answer why Pedersen left?


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