The second season of ABC's 'The Newsreader' will travel from election night 1987, through the shocks of the Hoddle Street shootings and the Stock Market Crash, the complexity of the heroin crisis, towards the protest and pageantry of the 1988 Bicentenary.
Foxtel has announced a raft of new cast members for the second season of 'Upright', with Noni Hazlehurst, Jessica McNamee, Hayley McElhinney, and Darren Gilshenan joining Tim Minchin and 'House of the Dragon' star Milly Alcock in the dramedy.
'Blaze', 'How To Please A Woman', 'Sissy' and 'Sweet As' will contend for the best original feature prize at this year’s AWGIE Awards, while 'Mrs Harris Goes to Paris', 'The Stranger' and 'The Drover's Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson' are up for the adapted gong. 'The Newsreader' leads in television with two nominations alongside 'Total Control', 'Firebite', 'Bump' and 'Heartbreak High'.
Canadian-New Zealand actor Daniel Gillies ('The Originals') and Philippa Northeast are set to bolster the bulletins of ABC's 'The Newsreader' as filming on season two begins in Melbourne.
Mirrah Foulkes will direct all eight episodes of the second season of Foxtel/Sky UK's 'Upright', with production now underway in Queensland.
High-profile talent on both sides of camera punctuate the four feature films, three television dramas, and one virtual reality project that will share in more than $6.5 million of production funding from Screen Australia.