SundanceTV Premieres Season 2 of Acclaimed Sci-fi Series "Cleverman"
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"Cleverman" Season Premiere Wednesday, June 28 at 10 PM ET/PT on SudanceTV
The critically acclaimed, dystopian original drama series “Cleverman” returns. Set in the future, Cleverman features powerful characters from ancient Aboriginal mythology, the Hairy people, who must battle daily to survive in a world that seeks to silence and destroy them.
In the season premiere, "Declaration," two estranged brothers, Koen and Waruu West, are forced together to fight against terrifying enemies – both human and not of this world. Koen, a man bestowed with a powerful gift and destined to become the Cleverman, must learn to harness his power before everything around him crumbles.
Following the international success of the first season, which earned a prestigious Peabody Award nomination, the six-episode second season picks up with the destruction of the Zone and the Hairypeople hiding in fear for their lives. Koen (Hunter Page-Lochard), the chosen Cleverman, sets out to harness his powers in the hope of bringing all cultures together. His half-brother Waruu (Rob Collins) shares the same vision, but his method is far more dubious. For Koen to realize his mission, he must defeat Waruu and the full force of the Government, both which are united against him. With twisting plotlines and new characters including Jarli the Bindawu warrior (Clarence Ryan), the second season of “Cleverman” is action packed, bloody, and thought-provoking. The series is based on an original concept by Ryan Griffen.
“Cleverman” boasts an acclaimed ensemble cast that includes award-winning actor Iain Glen (“Game of Thrones”), Golden Globe® nominee Frances O’Connor (“The Missing”), Deborah Mailman (The Sapphires), Hunter Page-Lochard (The Sapphires), Rob Collins (The Lion King), Clarence Ryan (Lockie Leonard) and Rachael Blake (Rake). Creatures and effects are by world-renowned Weta Workshop (Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit trilogy, Avatar).