Mystery Road (TV series)
|Directed by||Rachel Perkins|
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Production location(s)||Wyndham, Kununurra, Western Australia|
|Running time||57 minutes|
|Original release||3 June 2018 –|
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.
A second season is in production and will air in 2020.
Taking place between the events of the films Mystery Road and Goldstone, 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.
- Aaron Pedersen as Jay Swan
- Judy Davis as Emma James
- Deborah Mailman as Kerry Thompson
- Wayne Blair as Larry Dime
- Aaron McGrath as Marley Thompson
- Tasma Walton as Mary Swan
- Madeleine Madden as Crystal Swan
- Meyne Wyatt as Cedric Thompson
- Colin Friels as Tony Ballantyne
- Rohan Mirchandaney as David Sharma
- Anthony Hayes as Ryan Muller
- Ernie Dingo as Keith Groves
- John Waters as Travis James
- Kris McQuade as Liz Rutherford
- Tasia Zalar as Shevorne Shields
- Ningali Lawford Wolf as Dot
- Connor Van Vuuren as Reece Dale
- Ben Oxenbould as Vince Pearce
- Benjamin Hoetjes as Eric Hoffman
- Jessica Falkholt as Genevieve Leclaire
|No.||Title ||Directed by ||Written by||Original air date ||Australian viewers|
|1||"Gone"||Rachel Perkins||Michaeley O'Brien||3 June 2018||N/A|
|2||"Blood Ties"||Rachel Perkins||Kodie Bedford||3 June 2018||N/A|
|3||"Chasing Ghosts"||Rachel Perkins||Michaeley O'Brien||10 June 2018||600,000|
|4||"Silence"||Rachel Perkins||Steven McGregor||17 June 2018||604,000|
|5||"The Waterhole"||Rachel Perkins||Timothy Lee||24 June 2018||525,000|
|6||"The Truth"||Rachel Perkins||Steven McGregor||1 July 2018||572,000|
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. Location shooting took approximately 10 weeks.
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- "Sunday 17 June 2018". TV Tonight. 18 June 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
- "Sunday 24 June 2018". TV Tonight. 25 June 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
- "Sunday 1 July 2018". TV Tonight. 2 July 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
- Credits/Acknowledgments: 'Mystery Road' Episode 6
- "Winners & Nominees". www.aacta.org. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
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