Mystery Road: Season 1

Mystery Road: Season 1

Mystery Road: Season 1

A disappearance in the outback soon reveals past injustices in this Australian crime mystery series based on the hit 2013 film of the same name. Aaron Pedersen reprises his role as detective Jay Swan, co-starring with two-time Oscar nominee Judy Davis (Husband and Wives).

2018Australia
DramaMystery
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Reviews & comments

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

In the hands of the director Rachel Perkins and the cinematographer Mark Wareham, the show is a visual knockout, an evocative succession of desert-, ranch- and starscapes.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This is an ambitious story that bounds along and ties together neatly. If at times the plot feels weaker in some places than others, it is more than covered over by the performances of the cast, particularly Pedersen and Davis.

4.0
The Australian

The Australian

press

Judy Davis is one of those actors who never wastes a moment and understands the nature of screen focus, and in Mystery Road she is never at rest, constantly uncoiling with an attractive sparky energy.

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

This new adaptation, with most of the key players back in front of and behind the lens, is one of the more true and satisfying spin-offs you'll find.

Financial Times

Financial Times

press

Pedersen's characterisation is subtle and underplayed, and his scenes with Davis crackle with tension.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

It's less a matter of red herrings, though, than of becoming less sure, about the plot, and about the people - you think you know them, but people will fool you.

The Age

The Age

press

It never pressed the point, but progress in this narrative was having Aboriginal characters who could be a red herring or a villain, a survivor of trauma or a wily operator.

3.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

In the hands of the director Rachel Perkins and the cinematographer Mark Wareham, the show is a visual knockout, an evocative succession of desert-, ranch- and starscapes.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This is an ambitious story that bounds along and ties together neatly. If at times the plot feels weaker in some places than others, it is more than covered over by the performances of the cast, particularly Pedersen and Davis.

4.0
The Australian

The Australian

press

Judy Davis is one of those actors who never wastes a moment and understands the nature of screen focus, and in Mystery Road she is never at rest, constantly uncoiling with an attractive sparky energy.

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

This new adaptation, with most of the key players back in front of and behind the lens, is one of the more true and satisfying spin-offs you'll find.

Financial Times

Financial Times

press

Pedersen's characterisation is subtle and underplayed, and his scenes with Davis crackle with tension.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

It's less a matter of red herrings, though, than of becoming less sure, about the plot, and about the people - you think you know them, but people will fool you.

The Age

The Age

press

It never pressed the point, but progress in this narrative was having Aboriginal characters who could be a red herring or a villain, a survivor of trauma or a wily operator.

3.0

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