Filming is underway in Melbourne on the second season of Glitch, with new cast members Rob Collins (Cleverman, The Wrong Girl), Luke Arnold (INXS: Never Tear Us Apart, Black Sails), and Swedish legend Pernilla August (Star Wars, Fanny & Alexander).
They join returning cast Patrick Brammall, Emma Booth, Genevieve O’Reilly, Rodger Corser, Sean Keenan, Hannah Monson, Ned Dennehy, Emily Barclay and Aaron McGrath.
The paranormal series from Matchbox Pictures won both fans and awards, ahead of global interest thanks to its run on Netflix.
But it has also been in the firing line of commercial TV execs and Screen Producers Australia accusing Netflix of entering into a co-production subsidised by public funds. An ABC spokesman said the deal delivered a “better outcome” for Australian audiences.
Meanwhile co-creator and show runner Louise Fox said, “We can’t wait for our audience to see where the story goes. We want to deliver on the promise of answers and keep the thrills and spills coming.”
Tony Ayres, series co-creator added, “We left our audience with so many questions at the end of the first series. Season 2 is our chance to answer some of these questions, whilst further exploring the confusing, messy and joyous miracle of being given a second chance at life.”
ABC Head of Scripted Production Sally Riley said: “Glitch really broke the mould for ABC drama when audiences flocked to binge watch this fantastic paranormal mystery on iview. In 2017 we are going to shock, surprise and thrill fans, both returning and new, with what we have in store for Season 2.”
Glitch will film on location in Melbourne and regional Victoria until the end of March and will premiere later in the year.
Production Credits: A Matchbox Pictures production in association with ABC TV, Netflix and Film Victoria. Distributed by NBCUniversal. Created by Tony Ayres and Louise Fox. Produced by Julie Eckersley. Executive Producers Tony Ayres, Louise Fox and Chris Oliver-Taylor. ABC TV Executive Producers Alastair McKinnon and Brett Sleigh.