Video Interview with Mystery Road’s Greer Simpkin

Bunya Productions’ Greer Simpkin, producer on Mystery Road, spoke to TV Drama’s Anna Carugati via video conference about some of the themes at the heart of the Australian crime drama.


The hit Aussie crime drama Mystery Road is back for a second season on Acorn TV. Season two sees the return of Aaron Pedersen (Jack Irish, A Place to Call Home) as Jay Swan, the reserved yet sharp and very dedicated Indigenous homicide police detective who’s moved on to the coastal town of Gideon, where he takes on a grisly new case to unearth a drug-trafficking ring and to be closer to family. In this small coastal community where the desert meets the ocean, Swan must reconcile the law and deep lore, and confront a dangerous enemy in a world where deception is king.

The series is a spin-off from Ivan Sen’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning films Mystery Road and Goldstone. It is filmed in Western Australia’s picturesque Dampier Peninsula and Broome. The show is produced by Bunya Productions and Dark Matter Media for the ABC in Australia, with funding support from Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department, Screenwest, the Western Australian Regional Film Fund, supported by Royalties for Regions and Screen NSW, in association with all3media international.