JUST ANNOUNCED! Screentime Australia’s second season of the highly celebrated ‪‎Janet King‬ returns to ABC TV in March

JUST ANNOUNCED! Screentime Australia’s second season of the highly celebrated ‪‎Janet King‬ returns to ABC TV in March

Marta Dusseldorp is back as Janet King for a second season on ABC next month, succeeding Jack Irish in ABC’s Thursday night drama slot.

Returning cast members include Damian Walshe-Howling, Andreea Demetriades, Hamish Michael, Christopher Morris, Peter Kowitz joined by Leah Purcell, Anita Hegh, Sarah Armanious and Rahel Romahn.

There are 8 episodes this season.

With gun crime exploding in the suburbs, Janet King (Marta Dusseldorp) is handpicked by a nervous government to head a Royal Commission into the surge of recent shootings.

Unlike the world of the DPP, the Royal Commission allows Janet and her team to become the investigators – they can raid, interrogate and have police seconded to them.

Conscripting solicitors Lina Badir (Andrea Demetriades), Richard Stirling (Hamish Michael), as well as the ambitious Owen Mitchell (Damian Walshe-Howling) as Counsel Assisting, with Detective Inspector Andy Campbell (Christopher Morris) as Police Liaison, Janet and her team peel back the complex layers of intrigue underpinning the illicit trade in weapons.

As Janet exercises her powers and begins uncovering the truth, criminal and political forces begin to stir, bent on shutting down the Royal Commission, even if it means destroying Janet in the process. A shocking reveal brings Janet’s world crashing in on her as she faces legal proceedings of a deeply personal nature.

8:30pm Thursday March 24 ABC.