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Secret City Returns



Secret City: Under the Eagle, the second installment of the critically acclaimed high stakes political thriller returns, with all six episodes released to stream on Foxtel from Monday March 4 at 8.30pm AEDT and also available to screen each week on FOX SHOWCASE.

Check out the first official promo from FOX SHOWCASE below!

Anna Torv (Fringe, Mindhunter) reprises her Logie Award winning role as Harriet Dunkley and once again joins two-time Academy Award nominee Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom, Silver Linings Playbook) to lead an outstanding ensemble cast, for the series filmed in Parliament House and locations across Canberra and Sydney.

Adding to the stellar cast line-up are Logie Award winning actors Danielle Cormack (Wentworth, Rake, Underbelly Razor) who plays maverick Independent MP Karen Kotoufides, Don Hany (Ali’s Wedding, Tangle) who plays Australian Prime Minister Ewan Garrity and Rob Collins (The Wrong Girl, Cleverman) who plays Lieutenant Joseph Sullivan.

The impressive line-up also includes Laura Gordon (Hoges, Hunters), veteran actor Andrew MacFarlane (Glitch, Devil’s Playground), Justin Smith (Devil’s Playground, Deadline Gallipoli), Joel Tobeck (Lord of The Rings, The Doctor Blake Mysteries), Louisa Mignone (Rake, Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries), Marcus Graham (Janet King, Crownies) and Sacha Horler (The Dressmaker, The Kettering Incident) amongst others.

Secret City: Under the Eagle picks up with Harriet Dunkley (Torv), not long out of prison and unwittingly ensnared in a military and political cover-up with Catriona Bailey’s (Weaver) fingerprints all over it.

Harriet’s search for the truth leads her back into Canberra’s corridors of power, this time working for a maverick Independent MP (Cormack).

What she unearths is a military program so secret not even the Prime Minister (Hany) is aware of it and begs the question of who is really running the country?

Secret City: Under the Eagle is written by Matt Cameron (writer/co-producer/creator- Sunshine, writer/producer- Jack Irish) and Belinda Chayko (showrunner/writer- Safe Harbour, story producer/writer- Barracuda) who both wrote for the first series and playwright Angela Betzien (Eggs, The Hanging) and Elise McCredie (Sunshine, Nowhere Boys).

Stephen Corvini (Safe Harbour, Hyde and Seek) is producer for the series, Matt Cameron is showrunner and Executive Producers are Foxtel’s Head of Drama Penny Win and Drama development executive Carly Heaton and Penny Chapman from Matchbox Pictures.

Secret City: Under the Eagle is directed by Tony Krawitz (The Kettering Incident, Devil’s Playground) and Daniel Nettheim (Doctor Who, Broadchurch).

The first series of Secret City was inspired by the best-selling novels The Marmalade Files and The Mandarin Code, written by political journalists Chris Uhlmann and Steve Lewis who join this series as story consultants.

Credit: FOX Showcase

Mindhunter FYC Event

Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv, Cameron Britton, David Fincher, Erik Messerschmidt, Steve Arnold, Jennifer Starzyk, and Laray Mayfield attended the Mindhunter “For Your Consideration” Event at Raleigh Studios on June 1st, 2018. Check out our galleries for the latest photos and videos.

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GET YOUR MIND BLOWN BY MINDHUNTER


Sunday, May 20, 2018 | 4:00PM – 5:00PM
Milk Studios – Penthouse

Jonathan Groff—star of Netflix’s creepy/fascinating examination of 1970’s-era criminal psychology—is joined by cast members Holt McCallany, Anna Torv and Cameron Britton for a deep-dive conversation about the critically-acclaimed series’ first season, the series’ real-life inspirations and exactly what level of creepiness fans can look forward to enjoying in season two. Milk Studios (450 West 15th Street). Tickets $25 (includes complimentary access to the Vulture Lounge following the event).

Credit: Vulture Festival

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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MADPAC Interview

MADPAC interviews Mindhunter’s Anna Torv

Netflix keeps working on adding addictive series online. Their latest is Mindhunter by David Fincher (Se7en, House of Cards, Gone Girl) which feeds our fascination with serial killers. The series is about the early days of the FBI profiling unit where research was done into the motives and backgrounds of serial killers. Leading roles are two FBI agents (Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany) and psychology professor Wendy Carr (Anna Torv). We spoke exclusively with the Australian Torv (38) about the new Netflix hit.
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Art Directors Guild Production Stills

The 22nd Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards will announce its TV nominations on January 4th. Winners will be announced on January 27th. Mindhunter will be contending for production awards in the “One Hour Period or Fantasy Single-Camera Series” category.

The Art Directors Guild has released a Mindhunter Design Presentation featuring 38 new production stills from the series. Check out our gallery HERE to view the complete set!


Credit: Art Directors Guild, Steve Arnold

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