Secret City

Canberra-based political intrigue based on Australia-US-China relations, featuring an actress who I kept thinking “looked a lot like Olivia Dunham from Fringe, only less boring” until I googled it and found it was the same actress. Quite well-executed, and I didn’t even find the accents too annoying! Daniel Wyllie’s character seemed all too real as the kind of pillock I wish wasn’t in Australian politics but yet seems to be ubiquitous, and Alan Dale’s PM seemed infinitely more statesmanlike than anyone on the scene in real life at the minute.  No Jeb Bartlett though… 👍

Summary

Secret City (2016)

Genres: Drama, War & Politics
Episodes / Seasons: 12 / 2
First aired: Sunday 5th June, 2016
Runtime: 60min
Beneath the placid facade of Canberra, amidst rising tension between China and America, senior political journalist Harriet Dunkley uncovers a secret city of interlocked conspiracies, putting innocent lives in danger including her own.
Networks: showcase
Production Companies: showcase

Seasons Secret City

  • Season 1
  • Air date: Sunday 5th June, 2016
  • Episodes: 6
  • Season 2
  • Air date: Monday 4th March, 2019
  • Episodes: 6