Airdate: Redfern Now

ABC1 has scheduled its bold new local drama Redfern Now to begin in November, in the Thursday night slot currently screening Rake.

With Jimmy McGovern (Cracker, The Accused, The Street, The Lakes) as story producer, Redfern Now is the first drama series written, directed and produced by Indigenous Australians.

Redfern Now is a six-part series that explores contemporary inner city Indigenous life. These powerful, moving, funny, and bittersweet stories centre on a diverse group of individuals, exploring their strength, flaws and resilience. Over six episodes we join the households of six different families whose lives are changed by a moment’s decision, an accident, or a seemingly insignificant incident. It is a series about extraordinary events in ordinary lives.

Its stars include Deborah Mailman, Leah Purcell, Wayne Blair (director of The Sapphires), Shari Sebbens, Miranda Tapsell, Jimi Bani, Stephen Curry, Ewen Leslie, Kelton Pell, Luke Carroll, Dean Daley-Jones, Alec Doomagee, Shareena Clanton, Cramer Cain, Lisa Flanagan, Tessa Rose and newcomers Aaron McGrath, Rhimi Johnson Page and James Stanley.

The series is directed by the Catriona McKenzie (Family and Joyride), Rachel Perkins (Pretty Boy Blue and Stand Up, Leah Purcell (Sweet Spot) and Wayne Blair (Raymond).

Thursday November 1 at 8.30pm ABC1.

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