Showcase is yet to renew Secret City for series 2

The release date for Secret City series 2 — Pending

This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Secret City Series 2 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. Showcase is yet to make a decision on its future. Subscribe to our automatic updates below.

Series info, premise, and cast

Secret City is an Australian political drama television mini-series airing on Showcase. The show is based on The Marmalade Files and The Mandarin Code, two novels by Chris Uhlmann and Steve Lewis, and is written by Matt Cameron, Belinda Chayko and Greg Waters. The 6-part series premiered on June 5, 2016. Secret City is executive produced by Penny Win and Penny Chapman, and produced by Matchbox Pictures.

As tension is growing between China and the United States, Canberra journalist Harriet Dunley (Anna Torv) discovers a secret city where a number of conspiracies intertwine, posing a serious danger to both her personal safety and career, and the freedom of every Australian citizen. The political thriller is very intense, and features Jacki Weaver as Senator Catriona Bailey, Labor Party power broker. Among the cast are also Daniel Wylie, Damon Herriman, Alex Dmitriades, Alan Dale, Mekhi Phifer, and other talented actors.

Viewership, reviews and renewal potential

The premiere episode of Secret City was screened by 80,000 viewers, the second episode declined slightly to 74,000, and the third further to 72,000. The series has received very positive reviews, and attracted viewers interested in the fascinating behind-the-scenes operations of the political establishment. Written by two insiders to the political games, the series offers an authentic glimpse at their inner workings. Fans are hoping that this compelling series is renewed, but since there has been no announcement regarding its fate, please stay tuned for information.

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