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…

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…

Mystery Road gets Australian transmission date

The excitement was ratcheted up a notch when it was revealed that The Bridge’s Sofia Helin was to star in series two of Australian series, Mystery Road. The series, which aired in the UK on BBC Four, is now set to make a return to Australian screens in April. Detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen) takes…

Sofia Helin to star in series two of Mystery Road

We always like to keep an eye on what Sofia Helin is up to after her stint on The Bridge. She’s co-starring (and producing) Swedish law series Honor, and has wrapped up on period drama Atlantic Crossing, but news reaches us that she’ll soon return to the crime genre by co-starring in series two of…

REVIEW: Mystery Road (S1 E5&6/6)

Our journey through Mystery Road concluded this week and while the final destination ended up being a little underwhelming, the overall experience has been of a superior serial with something interesting to say about the Australian mentality. The main theme in these concluding episodes was around legacies – those we inherit, those we live out…

REVIEW: Mystery Road (S1 E3&4/6)

If last week’s opening episodes of Australian crime drama Mystery Road were all about establishing the idea of community and the collective weight it’s people bear when a crime dredges up old secrets, then this week’s were all about family – and the ties that bind us to keep those secrets with us to the…

REVIEW: Mystery Road (S1 E1&2/6)

There’s something about BBC4’s crime drama schedule on a Saturday night that just usually feels hygge in its traditional environment of autumnal evenings, partly due to the colder climates that nordic noir normally offers us – but this year they’ve programmed it as such to deliver three very sunshine-packed shows back to back – the…

BBC Four confirms Mystery Road transmission date

We’ve known for a while the Australian series, Mystery Road, was due to come to these shores via BBC Four but had to stay schtum about it. But now we can shout from the rooftops: it is indeed coming to the UK. The six-part Aussie series tells the story of Detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen),…