Mystery Road (TV series)

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Mystery Road
Promotional poster
Written by
  • Michaeley O'Brien
  • Steven McGregor
  • Kodie Bedford
  • Tim Lee
Directed byRachel Perkins
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Executive producer(s)
  • Ivan Sen
  • Sally Riley
  • Kym Goldsworthy
  • David Jowsey
  • Greer Simpkin
Production location(s)Wyndham, Kununurra, Western Australia
Running time57 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Bunya Productions
  • Golden Road Productions
Original networkABC
Picture format
Audio formatStereo
Original release3 June (2018-06-03) –
1 July 2018 (2018-07-01)

Mystery Road is an Australian television drama series screened on ABC from 3 June 2018.[1] The series is a spin-off from Ivan Sen's films Mystery Road and Goldstone.

The six-part series is directed by Rachel Perkins and produced by David Jowsey and Greer Simpkin. The script is produced by Michaeley O'Brien and written by Michaeley O'Brien, Steven McGregor, Kodie Bedford, Jon Bell and Tim Lee, with Ivan Sen and the ABC's Sally Riley and Kym Goldsworthy as executive producers.


Taking place between the events of the films Mystery Road and Goldstone,[2] Mystery Road (series) tells the story of Detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen), assigned to investigate the mysterious disappearance of two young farmhands on an outback cattle station, one a local indigenous football hero and the other a white backpacker. Working together with local police sergeant Emma James (Judy Davis), the investigation uncovers drug trafficking in the town, and a past injustice that threatens the fabric of the whole community.[3]



No.Title [4]Directed by [4]Written byOriginal air date [4]Australia viewers
1"Gone"Rachel PerkinsMichaeley O'Brien3 June 2018 (2018-06-03)N/A
2"Blood Ties"Rachel PerkinsKodie Bedford3 June 2018 (2018-06-03)N/A
3"Chasing Ghosts"Rachel PerkinsMichaeley O'Brien10 June 2018 (2018-06-10)0.600[5]
4"Silence"Rachel PerkinsSteven McGregor17 June 2018 (2018-06-17)0.604[6]
5"The Waterhole"Rachel PerkinsTimothy Lee24 June 2018 (2018-06-24)0.525[7]
6"The Truth"Rachel PerkinsSteven McGregor1 July 2018 (2018-07-01)0.572[8]


The series was made on location in and around Wyndham, a town in Northern Western Australia. Other scenes were shot at Kununurra and on Aboriginal lands belonging to the Miriuwung, Gajerrong and Balanggarra in The Kimberley.[9] Location shooting took approximately 10 weeks.[2]


  1. ^ "Airdate: Mystery Road". TV Tonight. 3 May 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b Pederson, Aaron; Davis, Judy (2018). "Bonus: Cast interviews". Mystery Road. Series 1. Episode 7. Acorn TV. Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
  3. ^
  4. ^ a b c "Mystery Road Episode Guide". Australian Television Information Archive. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Sunday 10 June 2018". TV Tonight. 11 June 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Sunday 17 June 2018". TV Tonight. 18 June 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Sunday 24 June 2018". TV Tonight. 25 June 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Sunday 1 July 2018". TV Tonight. 2 July 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  9. ^ Credits/Acknowledgments: 'Mystery Road' Episode 6

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