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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EPISODE 1.1
3 June 2018

Gone

Detective Jay Swan clashes with local cop Emma James when he arrives to investigate the mysterious disappearance of two young men from an outback cattle station.

EPISODE 1.2
3 June 2018

Blood Ties

Two unannounced visitors in town cause chaos for Jay and Emma as they try to uncover what happened to the two missing young men.

EPISODE 1.3
3 June 2018

Chasing Ghosts

As time runs out to find the missing boys, pressure mounts on Shevorne to reveal what she knows.

EPISODE 1.4
3 June 2018

Silence

Marley's safe return has brought relief and elation to the town and his family – but where is Reese? And what is Marley hiding?

EPISODE 1.5
3 June 2018

The Waterhole

Reese's murder sends Jay on a desperate journey to clear Marley's name before it's too late, which leads Emma to uncover a far greater crime.

EPISODE 1.6
3 June 2018

The Truth

In a race against time, Jay and Emma have to prove who really murdered Reese... or Marley will be gaoled for the crime.

Mystery Road: Season 1 / Reviews

The New York Times

The New York Times

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.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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.

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The Australian

The Australian

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.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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.

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Financial Times

Financial Times

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

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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.

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The Age

The Age

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.

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