Airdate: Wakefield

New ABC eight-part psychological mystery Wakefield will be available to binge on ABC iview in full from Friday April 2, two weeks ahead of its linear airdate.

Following its iview premiere, it will air weekly on ABC, from Sunday 18th April at 8.30pm.

The series from Jungle Entertainment stars British actor Rudi Dharmalingam (The Split, In The Shadow of The Moon), Geraldine Hakewill (Wanted, Miss Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries) and Mandy McElhinney (House of Hancock, Bad Mothers) plus Harriet Dyer, Harry Greenwood, Ryan Corr, Felicity Ward, Kim Gyngell, Dan Wyllie, Sam Simmons and Bessie Holland.

Showrunners are Kristen Dunphy (also creator) and Sam Meikle and directing are Jocelyn Moorhouse (Stateless, The Dressmaker) and Kim Mordaunt (The Rocket).

ABC Director of Entertainment and Specialist Michael Carrington says “We’re thrilled audiences will be able to stream all episodes of this utterly compelling new Australian drama on ABC iview. Audiences love our dramas and we’re committed to making it easier for all Australians to consume our content when they want, where they want it. Wakefield’s intriguing storylines, dynamic characters and brilliant performances, promises to leave audiences enthralled.”

What happens when the go-to man – the sanest individual in a psych ward – begins to lose his grip? When the person people rely on most, loses control?

After years working as a psych nurse at Wakefield, Nik Katira (Rudi Dharmalingam) is exceptionally good at his job. With a gift for soothing the afflicted and reaching the unreachable, he’s the most stable person in what tends to be a pretty crazy place. But right now, his grip on his own sanity is slipping. The question is… why?

Set in the haunting and majestic Blue Mountains, Wakefield explores the fine line between sanity and madness. Powering the show is an intriguing psychological mystery that unfolds across eight episodes, driving to an unforgettable, emotional climax.

Produced by Jungle Entertainment, Wakefield is a captivating series that tackles the complexity of mental illness with humour and heart.

Production Credit: Wakefield is a Jungle Entertainment production with major production investment from Screen Australia in association with the ABC. Financed with support from Screen NSW. Creator Kristen Dunphy. Series Producers Ally Henville, Shay Spencer. Executive Producers Kristen Dunphy, Sam Meikle, Chloe Rickard, Jason Burrows. ABC Executive Producer Sally Riley.

Friday April 2 iview
Sunday 18th April at 8.30pm on ABC.

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