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Key Information

Duration
Season 2: 6 x 48’ (Total Episodes: 12 x 48’)
Year of production
2017
Countries of origin
Australia
New Zealand
Produced by
Goalpost Pictures and Pukeko Pictures for ABC TV Australia in Co-Production with SundanceTV and Red Arrow International in association with Head Gear Films and Metrol Technology with the assistance of Screen Australia and Screen NSW
Tags
MIP TV 2017
Categories
Scripted > Series > Drama
New Shows > Scripted Series

Language versions

Original
English

Synopsis

The internationally acclaimed drama returns for a dramatic second season.

Set in the near future, creatures from ancient mythology battle for survival in a world that seeks to silence and destroy them.

As Season Two begins, the Zone has been razed to the ground by the Containment Authority. The humans and Hairypeople who once called it their home have scattered, disappearing deep into the city, fearing for their lives. Their only hope lies in Koen realising the full potential of his Cleverman powers, and using them to bring lasting peace to these warring cultures.

But while Koen’s estranged half-brother Waruu shares this vision, the lengths he is prepared to go to make it a reality are far more extreme. His hunger for the Cleverman’s power has twisted his soul, and his connection with the duplicitous and sinister billionaire Jarrod Slade will send the two brothers hurtling towards each other on a tragic trajectory.

Sexy, bloody, thought-provoking and startlingly original, “Cleverman” is a hit on ABC Australia and SundanceTV in the US, and boasts an acclaimed ensemble cast that includes Iain Glen (“Game of Thrones”), Golden Globe nominee Frances O’Connor (“The Missing”), Hunter Page-Lochard (“The Sapphires”) and Rob Collins (“The Wrong Girl”). Creatures and effects are by world-renowned Weta Workshop (“Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “Avatar”).

Additional Information

Broadcast Digital Awards 2017 - Nomination: Best Programme Acquisition - Cleverman (Season 1)

Australian Logie Awards 2017 - Winner
: Rob Collins wins Most Outstanding Newcomer

Peabody Awards 2017 - Finalist: 
Best Entertainment

Australian Director’s Guild Awards 2017 - Nomination: Leah Purcell for  Best Direction in a TV or SVOD Drama Series

Berlinale 2016 Special Series screening selection

Series Mania 2016 Selection

Press Acclaim
"Wickedly exciting" - The Guardian
"Brilliant" - Sydney Morning Herald"Cleverman speaks to a burgeoning world audience unafraid of adventurous TV that blends realism with fantasy." - Guardian
"One of the biggest shows ever to come out of Australia also is one of the most ambitious." - The Hollywood Reporter
“Literate, clever and imaginative” – The Australian (on Season 2)

Cast & Crew

Director
Wayne Blair, Leah Purcell
Key talent(s)
Iain Glen, Frances O'Connor, Deborah Mailman, Hunter Page-Lochard, Rob Collins, Stef Dawson
Producer(s)
Goalpost Pictures and Pukeko Pictures for ABC TV Australia in Co-Production with SundanceTV and Red Arrow International in association with Head Gear Films and Metrol Technology with the assistance of Screen Australia and Screen NSW