While SBS might be hoping the shows carry different audiences, it’s not doing itself any favours by going against such a broady popular show.
In the second series, a joint task force is formed between the squad and an intelligence agency after a car bomb goes off that many believe is the work of Islamic extremists. Detective Malik (Don Hany) has his doubts and truth.
Don Hany will resume the lead role as Zane Malik, the Muslim detective struggling to balance his work with his cultural and religious beliefs in a unit led by Inspector Patricia Wright played by Susie Porter. Other key cast to return for the second series include Aaron Fa’aoso (Detective Sonny Koa), Daniela Farinacci (Detective Helen Callas) and Renee Lim (Constable Jung Lim).
Noticeably absent from the list is one William McInnes, who personified the ‘west’ so well.
The series will introduce a number of new characters including Gerald Lepkowski who plays Agent Skeritt, an intelligence officer working alongside Malik, and Gyton Grantley as Inspector Wright’s shady sibling.
Prior to launching the second series, SBS will screen the first, from August 18th.