The new season of SundanceTV’s Cleverman is coming next month, and destiny is calling for two brothers. Waruu has desperately wanted to assume the role of the Cleverman, a supernaturally empowered shaman. However, that path has fallen to Waruu’s half-brother, Koen, a very reluctant hero who is not only responsible for his own people, but also the Hairy People, a separate humanoid species who are collectively repressed.
In the first season finale, Koen overcame his brother in a fight and defeated the namorrodor spirit before assuming his role as the defender of the Harries. When season 2 picks up, Koen’s work is far from finished, and so is his feud with Waruu. There can only be one Cleverman, and the brothers will have to face each other once more with the fate of everyone on their shoulders.
Ahead of the new season, CraveOnline is proud to present an exclusive photo gallery from Cleverman season 2, which offers a glimpse to the new and returning characters.
The second season picks up with Koen – the Cleverman – having failed to protect the Hairies and humans of the Zone against the Containment Authority. As they hide out in fear for their lives, he sets out to harness his powers with the dream of bringing all cultures together. His brother, Waruu, shares the same vision, but his method is far more dubious. For Koen to realize his mission, he must defeat his brother. The series depicts a deeply conflicted and anxious society with themes of racism and fear of the other. The series is based on an original concept by Ryan Griffen.
Sexy, bloody, thought-provoking and startlingly original “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) and Stef Dawson (The Hunger Games). Creatures and effects are by world-renowned Weta Workshop (Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit trilogy, Avatar). The series is produced by Goalpost Pictures Australia and New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures for ABC TV Australia in co-production with SundanceTV and Red Arrow International, with the assistance of Screen Australia, Screen NSW and the New Zealand Screen Production Grant. Red Arrow International distributes “Cleverman” worldwide.
Cleverman season 2 will premiere on Wednesday, June 28 on SundanceTV.
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