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AIRDATE: Cleaver Greene returns in Rake Season 4 | @ABCtv

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Russell Dykstra & Danielle Cormack return
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Last seen dangling from a balloon drifting across the Sydney skyline, Cleaver Greene (Richard Roxburgh) crashes back to earth - literally and metaphorically, when he’s propelled through a harbourside window into the unwelcoming embrace of chaos past.  

Welcome back RAKE for season 4, starting Thursday 18 May 8:30pm on ABC.

Fleeing certain revenge, Cleaver hightails it to a quiet country town, the reluctant member of a congregation led by a stern, decent reverend and his flirtatious daughter. Before long Cleaver’s being chased back to Sin City.

But Sydney has become a dark place: terrorist threats and a loss of faith in authority have seen it take a turn towards the dystopian. When Cleaver finally emerges, he will be accompanied by a Mistress of the Black Arts, navigating a yellow brick road leading straight to our dark corridors of power.

Twisting and weaving the stories of the ensemble of characters we’ve grown to love over three stellar seasons, Season 4 of Rake continues the misadventures of dissolute Cleaver Greene and casts the fool’s gaze on all levels of politics, the legal system, and our wider fears and obsessions. 

Rake also stars Russell Dykstra, Danielle Cormack, Matt Day, Adrienne Pickering, Caroline Brazier, Kate Box, Keegan Joyce and Damien Garvey. 

Guest appearances this series include Miriam Margolyes, Justine Clarke, Tasma Walton, John Waters, Simon Burke, Rachael Blake, Rhys Muldoon, Louise Siversen and Sonia Todd.