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Australian detective drama Mystery Road is heading for BBC Four following a content deal with all3media International.

mystery road tv series 13 sept 2018Based on Ivan Sen’s feature film and produced by Bunya Productions for ABC Australia, the six-part drama stars Aaron Pedersen as detective Jay Swan.

Swan is sent to the remote outback town of Patterson for what he thinks will be a simple investigation into the disappearance of two young jackaroos. Partnered with tough local cop Emma James (Judy Davis), their investigation gradually unpeels the layers of the town.

“Mystery Road is set in a uniquely stark and beautiful landscape and features a cast of some of the best acting talent around. We’re thrilled to be bringing this compelling and visually stunning drama to BBC viewers” said Sue Deeks, BBC head of programme acquisition.

Caroline Stephenson, SVP at EMEA North at all3media international  added: “Mystery Road is a perfect show for BBC Four – its distinct Outback setting and Australian Noir approach to the crime genre will be relished by the channels discerning drama audience.”

Written by Michaeley O’Brien (Underbelly) and directed by Rachel Perkins (Redfern Now, Jasper Jones), Mystery Road is produced by David Jowsey and Greer Simpson. Sally Riley and Ivan Sen are executive producers.

Mystery Road will air weekly as a double bill on BBC Four from 22 September.