Renewed: Redfern Now

ABC’s outstanding Indigenous drama Redfern Now has been renewed for a second season.

Screen Australia is investing in scripting for six more stand-alone episodes, telling the stories of ordinary families whose lives are changed by a seemingly insignificant incident.

Writers from the first series, Steven McGregor, Adrian Wills and Jon Bell, and new writers, Wayne Blair and Leah Purcell, will be taken through an intense development process led by Jimmy McGovern (The Street, Cracker, The Lakes).

The series will again be produced by Darren Dale and Miranda Dear from Blackfella Films.

Redfern Now is one of several partnerships between ABC TV and Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department and I’m very proud of the work we’re achieving together,” said Screen Australia’s Chief Executive Ruth Harley. “This is compelling television drama at its very best, showcasing extraordinary talent both in front of and behind the camera.”

Blackfella Films Pty Ltd
Producers Darren Dale, Miranda Dear
Story Producer Jimmy McGovern
Writers Steven McGregor, Adrian Wills, Jon Bell, Wayne Blair, Leah Purcell
Directors TBC
Broadcaster ABC1
International Sales ABC Commercial
Synopsis Redfern Now is a kaleidoscopic drama series that explores the inner-city suburb and the people who inhabit it. Over six stand-alone episodes, with interlinking secondary characters, we join the households of six ordinary families whose lives are changed by a seemingly insignificant incident.


  1. What a great series this is turning out to be, really pleased to hear they are renewing it. Being on the ABC it is a shame that more people wont get to see it. It makes a very pleasant change from all the reality TV 🙂

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