Renewed: Last King of the Cross

John Ibrahim drama becomes most-watched local drama on Paramount+ and heads to a second season.

Paramount+ has confirmed a second season for Last King of The Cross.

The Helium-produced series has also been picked up internationally, including Paramount+ in Canada, and drew a Logie nomination this week for Lincoln Younes as Most Popular Actor. It has also presold to Sky in the U.K., Italy, Ireland and Germany, and Warner Bros. Discovery in New Zealand, with more deals in negotiations.

Season two will delve deeper into the seductive and dangerous world of Kings Cross, as John Ibrahim expands his empire into the booming queer nightclub scene. Set against the backdrop of the ecstasy-fuelled 2000s, the stakes are higher than ever before, and everyone wants a piece – including John’s two younger brothers.

Daniel Monaghan, SVP, Content and Programming, Paramount ANZ, said: “Australian audiences love local stories and content, which is why Last King of The Cross was the most watched local series. We’re thrilled to bring viewers the next instalment of this gripping story.

“It is titles like this that makes us proud to have our local commissions with universal themes, compelling, propulsive storylines, world class Australian talent and high-quality production values, contribute to Paramount+’s mountain of exclusive content, on an international scale.”

Helium’s Mark Fennessy said: “After the outstanding success of season one, we are incredibly excited for Last King of The Cross to return for an electrifying second season. Bigger, bolder, and even more action-packed, we are eager to share the next chapter of this compelling story.

“As is evident by the international sales, Last King of The Cross has been embraced globally, which has fuelled Helium’s commitment to telling gripping stories on a grand scale, delivering immersive and powerful narratives that resonate with audiences around the world. With unforgettable characters, explosive action, and complex relationships, the second season goes above and beyond in fulfilling this commitment – taking audiences on an exhilarating journey through a world that is sexy, dangerous, and deeply human.”

Last King of The Cross is a Helium Pictures production for Paramount+ Australia with Cineflix Rights as the exclusive international distribution partner.

6 Responses

  1. David,
    I’d be interested to know what the audience numbers were to make it the most watched local series on P+.
    Were any audience figures provided?

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