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… 👍


Secret City (2016)

Genres: Drama, War & Politics
Created by:
Starring: Anna Torv, Daniel Wyllie, Jacki Weaver, Alan Dale
Episodes / Seasons: 6 / 1
First aired: Sunday 5th June, 2016
Runtime: 60 min
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

Cast Secret City

  • Anna Torv
  • Role: Harriet Dunkley
  • Daniel Wyllie
  • Role: Mal Paxton
  • Jacki Weaver
  • Role: Catriona Bailey
  • Alan Dale
  • Role: Martin Toohey
  • Alex Dimitriades
  • Role: Charles Dancer
  • Damon Herriman
  • Role: Kim Gordon
  • Mekhi Phifer
  • Role: Moreton
  • Eugenia Yuan
  • Role: Weng Meigui
  • Matt Zeremes
  • Role: Sean Brimmer

Crew Secret City

  • Marlee Barber
  • Stunts
  • Emma Freeman
  • Director
  • Penny Chapman
  • Executive Producer
  • Greg Waters
  • Script Supervisor
  • Joanna Werner
  • Producer
  • David Bridie
  • Music
  • Kirsty McGregor
  • Casting
  • Felicity Abbott
  • Production Design
  • Marriott Kerr
  • Costume Design
  • Peter Malatesta
  • Property Master
  • Glenn Chow
  • Stunts
  • Aidan Gillett
  • Stunts
  • Ricky Schamburg
  • First Assistant Camera
  • Matthew Temple
  • Steadicam Operator
  • Robyn Elliott
  • Costume Supervisor
  • Amanda Enders
  • Costume Design
  • Melina Burns
  • Script Supervisor

Seasons Secret City

  • Season 1
  • Air date: Sunday 5th June, 2016
  • Episodes: 6