Secret City

Secret City: Season Two ‘Under the Eagle’ announced


SECRET CITY, THE political drama that had everyone absorbed, is getting a second season.

Two-time Academy award-nominee Jacki Weaver will reprise her role alongside Anna Torv – with Wentworth’s Danielle Cormack also added to the cast!

Titled Secret City: Under the Eagle, this new instalment follows Harriet Dunkley (played by Torv), a journalist who was imprisoned but is now released only to be once again caught up in a tale of intrigue among the powers that be in Canberra.

Expect plenty of secrets, lies and betrayals as the series plunges back into the dark side of the political world.

Weaver returns as Labor powerbroker Catriona Bailey – who is ensnared in the cover-up Harriet discovers.

“She is complicated, which I love because real people are full of contradictions,” says Weaver of the role. “And she’s very powerful.”

Torv, who won a Logie Award for her performance in the first season, is thrilled to be revisiting her character, too, because she resonates with viewers.

“I think everyone likes truth-seekers, and that’s exactly what the show’s got,” she says.

“Every political journalist I spoke to, without fail, talked about the idea of truth, that through the medium you should be able to change things. I think that’s why journos do what they do. If you break a story, especially something that’s going to affect the country, that pops the lid, it does change things.”
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Foxtel’s ‘Secret City’ sequel shines a light on the Australian/US alliance


Anna Torv.

In a farewell address to the nation one US president warned of the potential rise of misplaced power and the unwarranted influence of the country’s military-industrial complex.

That speech – which also cautioned against squandering the US’s precious natural resources – inspired the basic premise of the sequel to Foxtel’s Secret City, which starts shooting in Canberra later this week.
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