The ABC has announced a new season of Rake is set to go into production in October.
Richard Roxburgh will return to the role of Clever Greene, now as an elected and independent senator in Parliament. He’ll be joined once again by Matt Day, Caroline Brazier, Adrienne Pickering, Keegan Joyce, Kate Box and Damien Garvey.
Producer, creator and writer Peter Duncan leads the creative team on this the fifth series, again directing alongside Rowan Woods, Shannon Murphy and Jenn Leacey. Duncan co-wrote the season with Andrew Knight, and Ian Collie is producing.
Duncan says: “As a committed if somewhat lazy group of anarchists, we wanted to see if Cleaver could bring as much chaos to Parliament as he did to the courts. So far, we think our mission is on track. It’s great that we have an opportunity to expand Cleaver’s messy palette and give Richard a chance to get his hands truly dirty.”