Rules of the Road

May 5, 2020


Australian ‘outback noir’ series Mystery Road first launched on ABC in 2018, bringing Detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen) to the small screen following feature films Mystery Road and Goldstone.

Season one saw Swan investigate the disappearance of two young farmhands on an outback cattle station, leading him to uncover drug trafficking and a past injustice that threatened the whole town.

Now in season two, Swan arrives in a small coastal community where secrets from the past and present collide to reveal a dangerous enemy.

In this DQTV interview, producer Greer Simpkin and season two director Warwick Thornton discuss how the films inspired the series and how it blends western tropes and the Australian outback to create a unique crime drama.

Mystery Road is produced by Bunya Productions for ABC and distributed internationally by All3Media International.

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