Filming on Season Two of the critically acclaimed high-concept drama Glitch has commenced in Melbourne last week.
The 6x60’ series will air on ABC TV in Australia and Netflix internationally.
Season One garnered the Outstanding Drama Awards at both the Logies and AACTAs. When it launched globally on Netflix October the paranormal saga about love, loss, and what it means to be human was praised by media and viewers alike. It made numerous end-of-year ‘best’ lists including the New York Times ‘Top Ten Best International TV shows of 2016’.
Glitch began when the small town of Yoorana became the gothic backdrop to an epic story from the most unlikely visitors - the dead. As the Risen discover who they are and why they have returned, those around them are also faced with a disturbing new reality, challenging the beliefs and ideals they held dear.
In Season Two, the Risen unravel the mystery of how and why they are back, but their journey of reconciliation and revenge is soon disrupted by another lethal threat.
With continuing twists and surprises, Glitch creators, Louise Fox and Tony Ayres aren’t giving too much away.
“We can’t wait for our audience to see where the story goes. We want to deliver on the promise of answers and keep the thrills and spills coming,” said series creator and show runner Louise Fox.
“We left our audience with so many questions at the end of the first series. Season Two is our chance to answer some of these questions, whilst further exploring the confusing, messy and joyous miracle of being given a second chance at life,” said Tony Ayres, series creator, Matchbox Pictures.
With an ensemble cast, Glitch’s returning line-up includes Patrick Brammall (Upper Middle Bogan, Offspring), Rodger Corser (Party Tricks, Rush), Emma Booth (Cloud Street, Jack Irish), Emily Barclay (Suburban Mayhem, Lou), Genevieve O’Reilly (Episodes, Star War Episode III), Andrew McFarlane (Devil’s Playground), Sean Keenan (Puberty Blues), Aaron McGrath (Jasper Jones) and Ned Dennehy (Sherlock Holmes).
Adding to the rich world of this exceptional Australian drama are Rob Collins (Cleverman, The Wrong Girl), Luke Arnold (Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS, Black Sails) and Swedish legend Pernilla August (Star Wars, Fanny & Alexander).
ABC Head of Scripted Production Sally Riley said:
“Glitch really broke the mould for ABC drama when audiences flocked to binge watch this fantastic paranormal mystery on iview. In 2017 we are going to shock, surprise and thrill fans, both returning and new, with what we have in store for Season Two.”
Glitch will film on location in Melbourne and regional Victoria until the end of March and will premiere on ABC and ABC iview later in the year.