Directors Warwick Thornton (Sweet Country) and Wayne Blair (Top End Wedding) teamed up to film Mystery Road in Western Australia Dampier Peninsular and Broome regions.
The six-part series stars Aaron Pedersen alongside new cast member Sofia Helin (The Bridge) alongside Jada Alberts, Callan Mulvey, Tasma Walton, Rob Collins, Ngaire Pigram, Mark Mitchinson, Ursula Yovich, Rhimi Johnson, Gary Sweet, Fletcher Humphrys, Joel Jackson, John Brumpton, Eve Morey, Stan Yarramunua and Tasia Zalar (who was nominated for the TV Week Logie Graham Kennedy Award for her performance in season one).
Season two was produced by Bunya Productions for the ABC, with funding support from Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department, Screenwest, the Western Australian Regional Film Fund supported by Royalties for Regions and Screen NSW. all3media International will handle the international sales.
ABC described the new season as:
Detective Jay Swan (Pedersen) take on a grisly case in a new town in order to be closer to his family, but has he left it too late? Set in a small coastal community where the desert meets the ocean, secrets past and present run deep and dark. Jay must reconcile the law and deep lore and confront a dangerous enemy in a world where deception is king.
Mystery Road season one will also be available on ABC iview from 19 April.