Mystery Road (TV series, Season 2)


A headless corpse is found drifting in the mangroves. The trail leads Detective Swan (a man of few words in a big cowboy hat), who has just arrived in the middle of nowhere, and his young colleague Fran, into the world of narcotics.

In addition, the pair has to contend with protests led by Fran’s sister against the excavation of an Aboriginal sacred site. Then another body appears.

Detective Jay Swan takes on a grisly case in order to be closer to his family, but has he left it too late? Are both incidents the same case, a new one or a very old one?

Jay must reconcile the law and deep lore and confront a dangerous enemy in a world where deception is king.

The second season of the Australian series continues – independently of Season 1 – the story of the Aboriginal policeman Swan and skilfully depicts the Australian outback as a place of otherworldly beauty and disturbing brutality, where family secrets and old colonial conflicts are inexorably intertwined.



Aaron Pedersen
Tasma Walton
Tasia Zalar
Sofia Helin
Eve Morey
Jada Alberts
Callan Mulvey
Rob Collins
Ngaire Pigram
Mark Mitchinson
Ursula Yovich
Rhimi Johnson
Gary Sweet
Fletcher Humphrys
Joel Jackson
John Brumpton
Tasia Zalar
Stan Yarramunua
Release dates
25 February 2020 - World Premiere at the Berlinale 2020, Berlin, Germany
19 April 2020 - TV premiere on ABC
M - Mature

Filmed on location in Western Australia’s Dampier Peninsular and Broome.

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Korff, J 2020, Mystery Road (TV series, Season 2), <>, retrieved 7 April 2020

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