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Black Rock Falls in the Kimberley. Photograph courtesy of Tourism WA.

As filming for ABC’s six-part drama MYSTERY ROAD – THE SERIES got under way in Western Australia’s spectacular East Kimberley this week, a powerhouse of Australian talent joined the production.

Deborah Mailman, Colin Friels, Wayne Blair, Anthony Hayes, Ernie Dingo, John Waters, Aaron McGrath, Tasma Walton, Madeleine Madden, Kris McQuade, Meyne Wyatt, Tasia Zalar and Ningali Lawford Wolf will star alongside Aaron Pedersen and Judy Davis in this the spin-off from Ivan Sen’s internationally acclaimed and award winning films MYSTERY ROAD and GOLDSTONE.

“MYSTERY ROAD – THE SERIES in the latest high profile production to shoot in the Kimberley, taking advantage of the region’s vast and striking locations,” said Ian Booth, Chief Executive Officer Screenwest.

“Screenwest is proud to support filmmakers through the Western Australian Regional Film Fund which helps producers tell stories filmed in regional WA.”

MYSTERY ROAD – THE SERIES sees Detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen) assigned to investigate the mysterious disappearance of two young farm hands on an outback cattle station.  One is a local Indigenous footy hero, and the other a backpacker.  Working together with local cop Emma James (Judy Davis), Jay’s investigation uncovers a past injustice that threatens the fabric of the whole community.

Directed by Rachel Perkins, produced by David Jowsey and Greer Simpkin, MYSTERY ROAD – THE SERIES is being script produced by Michaeley O’Brien and written by Michaeley O’Brien, Steven McGregor, Kodie Bedford, Jon Bell and Tim Lee, with Ivan Sen and the ABC’s Sally Riley and Kym Goldsworthy as executive producers.

MYSTERY ROAD – THE SERIES is produced by Bunya Productions and Golden Road Productions for the ABC with funding support from Screenwest, the Western Australian Regional Film Fund supported by Royalties for Regions, Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department and Create NSW, in association with all3media International who will handle the international sales.

The series is set to premiere on the ABC in 2018.