SBS drops new trailer for True Colours and reveals transmission date

One of the shows we’re looking forward to seeing – when it comes to the UK – is Australian series, True Colours. Now we have a new trailer and know when it’s going to be on. Set in the fictional community of Perda Theendar against the backdrop of the Northern Territory’s Mparntwe (Alice Springs) and…

Australian version of The Twelve set to premiere in June

One of our favourite shows from a couple of years ago – The Twelve (or De Twaalf) from Belgium) is getting an Aussie remake. It takes the original premise of 12 ordinary people, who are selected for jury duty in a murder trial as traumatising as it is controversial, in which a woman stands accused…

Australian crime drama True Colours drops first trailer

Australian crime drama True Colours has dropped its first trailer. The series, which will premiere this year on SBS, looks to be an intriguing addition to a sub-genre that examines the country’s long and fascinating pre-colonial history. The channel describes True Colours as a breakneck mystery that “takes viewers deep into the world of a…

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…

Acorn TV acquires Operation Buffalo and names transmission date

Inspired by true events, Operation Buffalo is a satiric thriller with a dark edge, that shines a light on a little known and highly controversial part of Australia’s modern history – the British nuclear testing in the South Australia Outback at the height of the Cold War. The six-part series has been acquired by Acorn TV for UK broadcast…

New Gold Mountain: Filming begins on ‘ambitious’ Australian crime drama

Filming has begun on Australian period crime drama, New Gold Mountain, called one of the country’s most “ambitious” ever dramas. It tells the untold story of the Australian gold rush from the perspective of Chinese miners who risked everything for a chance at unlikely fortune in a new land. Inspired by real life, the series…

REVIEW: Mystery Road S2 (E5&6/6)

Mystery Road concluded it’s second season this week, and it’s fair to say that it’s been a bit of a dog’s dinner. Weird and uneven performances, frustrating character choices and nonsensical plot lines have all piled up to a dizzying degree. Is the road finally running out for this show? Immediately, the tension that was…

REVIEW Mystery Road S2 (E3&4/6)

So it’s only the second week on air but Mystery Road is already past the halfway point in the ongoing adventures of gruff Detective Jay Swan. It’s fair to say the reception to this second season of the Australian crime drama has been decidedly mixed so far – and on the evidence of these continuing…

REVIEW Mystery Road S2 (E1&2/6)

So after a summer of slim pickings the BBC begins to bring in the big hitters for its autumn season, starting with airing the second series of Australian ‘outback noir’ Mystery Road. Beginning as a standalone film in 2013, the title has developed into something of a lucrative franchise in recent years, expanding to a…

Mystery Road: BBC Four confirms transmission date for series two

BBC Four has confirmed the transmission date for series two of Mystery Road. The Aussie Noir – which guest stars The Bridge’s Sofia Helin in series two – is good to go from the middle of this month (September). The six-episode series will be shown in double-bills every Saturday night from Saturday 19th September. Series…

Helen FitzGerald’s Ash Mountain to be adapted for TV

Award-winning Australian author Helen FitzGerald’s The Cry was a hit on BBC One last year, and now her brand new novel – Ash Mountain – is also being snapped up for TV. Deadline reports that “Glasgow-based Synchronicity Films, which has credits including ABC/BBC miniseries The Cry, is opening Melbourne-based offshoot Synchronicity Australia. “Former BBC Drama Development Producer Ruth…

BBC One confirms transmission date for The Secret She Keeps

We’ve known for a while that the BBC had acquired Aussie drama, The Secret She Keeps (see our original story here), but now we know when it’s going to on and on what channel. Based on Michael Robotham’s best-selling novel, the six-part The Secrets She Keeps tells the story of two women who live in a Sydney…