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…

Mystery Road releases new trailers, begins in Australia this weekend

Fans of AUstralian series, Mystery Road, got excited when Bridge star, Sofia Helin, was announced as a guest star for series two. The series is set to start in its native Australia this weekend (19th April) and the publicity machine has been ramping up ahead of its premiere. The show’s home broadcaster, ABC, has now…

Alibi confirms transmission date for Miss Fisher movie

Australian Golden Age crime drama, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, has been a staple on UKTV channel Alibi for almost a decade now. The drama, starring Essie Davis as Phryne Fisher, a Golden Age-era private detective based in Melbourne. And now we know when it’s going to air. Miss Fisher And The Crypt Of Tears continues the…