A second season of Cleverman will go into production in Australia later this year, with production to again be based in Sydney.
Season two will constitute a further six one-hour episodes produced by Goalpost Pictures Australia and New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures.
Series directors Wayne Blair and Leah Purcell are returning, while the season two writers room will consist of Stuart Page, Jane Allen, Jada Alberts, Justine Gillmer and Ryan Griffen.
Producers are Rosemary Blight, Ryan Griffen, Jane Allen and Sharon Lark.
Executive producers are Sally Riley, Ben Grant, Kylie du Fresne, Wayne Blair, Angela Littlejohn, Lisa Chatfield, Adam Fratto, Jan David Frouman, Amelie Kienlin and Irena Ignatiew.
Weta Workshop will again provide the creature design and physical effects, while Park Road Post is providing picture, visual effects and sound post production services.
ABC TV's Head of Scripted Production Sally Riley noted that it was “rare that you get the green light for a second series of a show before the first season has even gone to air, so for me it’s a testament to the quality and audience appeal of Cleverman. It is also a testament to the unflinching support the show has from our funding partners Screen Australia and Screen NSW here in Oz, and our international partners Red Arrow and Sundance TV.”
Screen Australia CEO Graeme Mason called the series "engrossing, challenging, entertaining and unique. Following this original concept from inception through to development and now seeing its resonance with audiences both overseas and at home is a proud moment for Screen Australia. Congratulations to all involved.”