Filming underway on The Newsreader S2

July 11 2022

Filming for Logie and AACTA winning period drama The Newsreader is now underway in Melbourne for Season 2 on ABC.

Returning cast include Anna Torv, Sam Reid, William McInnes, Robert Taylor, Michelle Lim Davidson, Stephen Peacocke, Chai Hansen, Chum Ehelepola and Marg Downey.

They will be joined in season two by Daniel Gillies (The Originals, Virgin River, Coming Home in the Dark) and Philippa Northeast (Home & Away).

Anna Torv says “I am so delighted production has started on The Newsreader season two. The scripts that Michael and the writers have put together are fantastic and I couldn’t be happier with where the show is going to lead the characters in this new season.”

Series Creator and Producer, Michael Lucas says “It’s such a thrill to have the full ‘News At Six’ team back in action. 1987 and 1988 has provided us with an incredible canvas in terms of drama, music, fashion and, critically, hair-styling, and we’re delighted that our entire ensemble cast has returned for season two, with some fantastic new additions.”

ABC Head of Scripted Production Sally Riley said “We are delighted to be underway on the second season of The Newsreader from the incredibly talented team at Werner Film Productions. The combination of real-life news events of the period and the extraordinary ensemble of characters within “News at Six” resonated so strongly with our ABC audiences – we can’t wait to share another season with them in 2023.”

Produced by Werner Film Productions, Season two will be directed by executive producer Emma Freeman and screen on ABC in 2023.

*A year on from the events of series one, we meet Helen Norville (Anna Torv) and Dale Jennings (Sam Reid), now established as ‘The Golden Couple of News’. To the outside world, they present a glowing image of success and romance. But the truth is more complex. As 1987 rolls along, global stocks will soar and crash, Australia will prepare to celebrate its Bicentennial year, and Helen and Dale grapple with who they really want to be in life – and whether that path can be together…

Production credit: A Werner Films Production for the ABC. Major production investment from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and financed with support from VicScreen. Worldwide distribution is managed by Entertainment One (eOne). Created by Michael Lucas. Directed by Emma Freeman. Produced by Lucas and Joanna Werner. Executive Producers Werner, Stuart Menzies and Emma Freeman. ABC Executive Producers Brett Sleigh and Sally Riley.*