THE NEWSREADER SERIES
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM SEASON 2
After scoring massive success and winning awards, Australian series THE NEWSREADER is coming back with the second season next year with Sam Read and Anna Torv returning as news anchors following major events from the 1980s. The creators of the show, which airs on ABC in Australia, BBC
in UK, Arte in France and Germany and Viaplay in Scandinavia, have spoken to Drama Quarterly, revealing that season 2 moves the action forward as the News at Six team enter 1987 and 1988, as does The Newsreader’s music, fashion and hairstyling. A year after season one, Helen and Dale are established as The Golden Couple of News. To the outside world, they present a glowing image of success and romance. But the truth is more complex. As 1987 rolls along, global stocks will soar and crash, Australia will prepare to celebrate its bicentennial year, there will be elections, and the separation of Diana and Charles, and Helen and Dale grapple with who they really want to be in life – and whether they can tread that path together. Daniel Gillies and Philippa Northeast expand the second season cast of the series as brand new characters. Since both Reid and Torv are now shooting new shows in USA, it is not clear if they will be available for a possible season three.
|The second season should arrive sometime next year|