Forget the real-life dramas from our nation’s capital, Secret City: Under the Eagle is far more entertaining.

The follow up to the 2016 original, this sophisticated and gripping saga returns on March 4 with plenty more intrigue, and a brilliant cast.

Here’s why you should watch:

It’s got… a great cast
Anna Torv returns to the role which won her a 2017 TV WEEK Logie Award for Most Outstanding Actress. Also back for more are Marcus Graham and two-time Oscar-nominee Jacki Weaver. Some exciting new faces include former Wentworth star Danielle Cormack, Don Hany (Picnic at Hanging Rock) and Rob Collins (the upcoming Tim Minchin-led series Upright).

It’s got… a good pedigree
The first season was praised by The Guardian for its “stakes high enough for it to be gripping, set in a political world that feels all too real and believable”, while The Verge praised the series as “a compelling, up-to-the-minute thriller about the rapid evolutions in politics and cyber-espionage”. This season looks to continue its high calibre of television making. And if you haven’t seen the first season, or want to catch up, all six episodes are available to stream On Demand.

It’s got… insider know-how
The first season was based on two novels (The Marmalade Files: An Explosive Novel of Lies, Lust and Political Bastardry and The Mandarin Code: Politics Peeled Bare) by political journalists, Steve Lewis and Chris Ulhmann. They’re both consultants for this new outing, ensuring it’s got the same authenticity as its predecessor.

It’s got… its own reason for being
Even if you haven’t seen or caught up on the first season Torv explains that it’s not necessary. “You can totally start with this,” she says. The quick debrief: Torv’s character, political journalist, Harriet Dunkley is back after spending some time behind bars, when a terrible incident sets off a chain of events. “She’s looking to get out of Canberra and start a new life and leave all her old ghosts behind. But she gets dragged back in!,” Torv explains.

Want to know more? Well, you’ll just need to watch. Trust us, you’ll be hooked.
Credit: Foxtel Insider

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