Set in Perth’s notorious KGB (after the suburbs of Koondoola, Girrawheen, Balga), the series follows two rookie Aboriginal detectives, tough guy Jack and gentle giant Nigel, as they deal with the chaos of their new jobs, no-nonsense boss, work rivals, drug dealers and culprits who consistently turn out to be family members.

Despite battling their own insecurities at every turn, and the fact that Jack bullied Nigel in high school, these two might just turn out to be KGB’s finest detectives.


KGB episode guide

Episode 1

Aboriginal cops Jack and Nigel are promoted to junior detectives and are determined to gain a lead on a major meth lab explosion case.

Episode 2

Jack and Nigel plan to nab the meth lab saboteur before their rivals can, but the main suspect turns out to be Jack's cousin Roland.

Episode 3

Whilst casing the KGB, Jack and Nigel stumble upon a key piece of evidence proving Roland's innocence. Nigel encounters a trio of misbehaving KGB kids.

Episode 4

After losing the key evidence in a mugging, Nigel is forced to fight a 12-year-old to get it back - an encounter that ends in disaster.

Episode 5

Jack and Nigel are suspended after their boss discovers that Nigel hit a child. They present their evidence in a last-ditch effort to free Roland. (Final)


Clarence Ryan
Bjorn Stewart
Genevieve Morris
Mark Coles Smith
Aaron McGrath
Jesse Phillips
Lynette Narkle
Amy Smith
Ningali Lawford
Release dates
2019 - Premiere on ABC iView
M - Mature

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Korff, J 2020, KGB, <>, retrieved 7 April 2020

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