Jay Ryan in Fighting Season

Fighting Season

This new Australian drama is a brutal and honest portrayal of modern war and what comes after.

When four Aussie soldiers return home from Afghanistan, they arrive without one of their own – their Captain Ted Nordenfelt. 

Ted died after their unit was ambushed while on a mission to find a missing comrade. But it becomes clear that they might be keeping secrets about what really happened the day Ted died. This is a mystery which will slowly unravel over the course of the six episodes.

Starring Kiwis Jay Ryan and Marco Alosio as two of the four soldiers, this complex, character-driven drama highlights the struggles of the unit to assimilate back into their normal lives while dealing with grief, PTSD, and a possible cover up.

New episodes available every Tuesday at 10am here.

Ash Ricardo, Dominic Monaghan and Todd Lasance in Bite Club

Bite Club

This unique crime thriller follows Detectives Zoe Rawlings and Dan Cooper – shark attack survivors with a shared history. 

Set in a small Australian beachside town, Zoe and Dan reunite after years apart to hunt a new breed of serial killer that is targeting the shark attack survivor group called ‘Bite Club’.

The cast is a who’s who of Australian TV including Todd Lasance (Home and Away), Ash Ricardo (Offspring), Pia Miller (Home and Away), Deborah Mailman (The Secret Life of Us, Offspring) and Robert Mammone (Fat Tony and Co).

Yael Stone in Deep Water

Deep Water

In this star-studded Australian crime drama, Orange Is The New Black star Yael Stone and Game of Thrones actor Noah Taylor play two detectives assigned to a murder case in Bondi. 

They discover the case is connected to other disappearances of gay men throughout the 1980s and 1990s. 

It’s based on real events and inspired the documentary Deep Water: The Real Story, if true crime is more your thing.

The series also stars Kiwi Danielle Cormack, former Home and Away star Jeremy Lindsay Taylor and The Secret Life Of Us actor Dan Spielman.

Toby Wallace in Romper Stomper

Romper Stomper

Based on the controversial 1992 film of the same name (which is also available to stream here), Romper Stomper is a tense and chilling series which follows a new generation of far-right activists, their anti-fascist counterparts, and three young Muslims caught in the middle.

It’s set 25 years after the original film, which starred Russell Crowe, so it brings in new ideas and new characters – many of which are terrifyingly well-acted by the likes of Lachy Hulme, who played the eccentric but lovable Dr Martin Clegg in Offspring.

This is a complex and hard-hitting drama that holds a mirror to the uglier facets of society.

Sean Keenan in Wake In Fright

Wake In Fright

Another remake, Wake in Fright is a miniseries that is based on the critically-acclaimed book and 1971 film of the same name. 

It stars Sean Keenan (Puberty Blues) as John Grant, a rural schoolteacher who becomes stranded in an outback town called Bundanyabba.

The Yabba, as the locals call it, is full of dark secrets and the series tackles them head on alongside issues like Aussie drinking culture and the criminal underworld.

It also stars Lord of the Rings actor David Wenham as a bull-headed local cop and Kiwi Robyn Malcolm as the mysterious Ursula. 

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