ABC (AU) is yet to renew Rake for series 5


The release date for Rake series 5 — Pending

This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Rake Series 5 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. ABC (AU) is yet to make a decision on its future. Subscribe to our automatic updates below.

Series information and storyline

An Australian dramedy series Rake has been on the air since 2010. It is created by Peter Duncan, Richard Roxburgh and Charles Waterstreet, written by Duncan and Andrew Knight, executive produced by Miranda Dear and produced by Blow by Blow Productions and Essential Media. The fourth series started broadcasting on May 19, 2016 after a two-year hiatus.

Richard Roxburgh stars as a brilliant and dysfunctional criminal lawyer who defends those who have or might otherwise fall victim to various miscarriages of justice. He is a womanizer, and that aspect of his character adds dimension to the storylines as he gets entangled in affairs. There`s a degree of moral ambiguity to the plot, a lot of buffoonery, clever courtroom tricks, relatable human drama and all of these facets come into play in a very charming and harmonious manner.

Viewership ratings and renewal potential

An impressive score of 8.7/10 IMDb score indicates great viewer acclaim, and indeed the series has received quite a bit of praise and has received many awards and nominations. It has originally premiered to just under 1 million viewers and has maintained stable viewership throughout the first two series. The current series has premiered to 653,000 viewers in the 5-City Metro, ranking as #10 on that day. Rake also airs in the US on the Audience Network and is available on Netflix with some restrictions. An American adaptation of the series was also launched by the Fox Network, but didn`t last beyond one season. There has been no word on the 5th series of Rake, so please stay tuned and we`ll inform you of the network`s decision as soon as it is revealed.

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