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Prime Video Renews Global Hit Deadloch For Season Two

Jul 08, 2024

Season One of the critically-acclaimed Australian Original series from Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan reached the Top 10 TV Shows in more than 165 countries and territories 

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SYDNEY, Australia – July 9, 2024–Prime Video, Guesswork Television and OK Great Productions, with the support of Screen Queensland and Screen Territory, today announced that Amazon Original, Deadloch, has been renewed for a second season. From co-creators Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan, Season One of the award-winning crime comedy garnered widespread global success in 2023. Production on the 6-part second season will commence later this year and will be released globally on Prime Video.

Lauded by critics and legions of fans in Australia and around the world, Deadloch became a bona fide breakout hit, reaching the Top 10 TV Shows in more than 165 countries and territories on Prime Video including the U.S., UK, and Canada. The first season, set in Tasmania, saw two very different detectives thrown together to solve the murder of a man. The series won five AACTA Awards earlier this year including Best Acting in a Comedy for Kate Box and Best Screenplay in Television for Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan. The series recently scored three nominations in the 2024 TV WEEK Logie Awards including Best Scripted Comedy Program.

Season Two heads to the Top End of Australia and sees the return of Kate Box and Madeleine Sami as Dulcie Collins and Eddie Redcliffe. The detective duo are in Darwin investigating the death of Eddie’s former policing partner, Bushy, but when the bodies of two Top End icons are discovered in a remote town, they are flung into a new sweatier, stickier investigation. Also reprising their roles are Nina Oyama as Abby Matsuda and Alicia Gardiner as Cath York, Dulcie’s wife.

“We are thrilled that Deadloch will be returning for a second season to give our global Prime Video customers another dose of its unique blend of Australian humour and gripping mystery, this time set against the visually stunning Northern Territory landscape,” said Sarah Christie, senior development executive, Amazon MGM Studios. “The success of the first season, which has become a critical darling and cultivated a passionate fanbase, is a testament to the brilliant creative force of Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan. It’s wonderful to be continuing our collaboration with them, Guesswork Television and OK Great Productions, and to bring back our outstanding cast in Kate Box, Madeleine Sami, Nina Oyama and Alicia Gardiner. We can’t wait to share more from the world of Deadloch with fans around the world.”

We are so excited to head to the Top End for a sticky, sweaty and filthy Season Two,” said Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan, creators, writers and executive producers. “Both of us are thrilled to be teaming up again with comedy angels Kate Box, Madeleine Sami, Nina Oyama and Alicia Gardiner and we can’t wait to work with a new bunch of cast members and some massive fucking crocodiles.” 

“Smart, slyly satirical and flat out funny, Season Two picks up where season one left off,” said Kevin Whyte and Tanya Phegan, Executive Producers, Guesswork Television. “Once again Amazon MGM Studios and Prime Video have given us the opportunity to take the Kates’ story to every corner of the planet and our new partners Screen Territory and Screen Queensland have enabled us to leave the puffers behind and head north for the next instalment. We can’t wait to get back on location with this extraordinary team.”

“It’s fantastic that Deadloch’s second season will be made at Screen Queensland Studios, Brisbane as well as utilising our local waterways,” said Jacqui Feeney, CEO, Screen Queensland. “Screen Queensland is passionate about supporting Australian drama production and we look forward to welcoming the creative team behind this internationally acclaimed series to Brisbane.”

“Screen Territory is delighted to continue its production relationship with Prime Video and for the first time Guesswork Television in welcoming Deadloch Season Two to the Northern Territory.” said Jennie Hughes, Director of Screen Territory. “Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan are immensely talented creatives and we look forward to their unique and quirky take on the Northern Territory’s ‘Top End’ through the adventures of comedic detective duo Dulcie and Eddie. We are excited to support this terrific project which will deliver more opportunities for our local cast and crew and anticipate the production of a fantastic series for Deadloch fans with a unique Territorian twist.”

Deadloch Season Two is created and written by Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan who also serve as executive producers alongside Kevin Whyte and Tanya Phegan from Guesswork Television. Andy Walker is the producer and the series will be directed by Beck Cole and Gracie Otto.

Deadloch Season Two is financed with the Assistance of Screen Territory and proudly supported by the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland’s Production Attraction Strategy.

Certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, Season One of Deadloch has retained a 100% score from critic reviews and an 89% audience score. Deadloch is nominated for Best Scripted Comedy Program in the 2024 TV WEEK Logie Awards and Kate Box and Madeleine Sami are both nominated for the TV WEEK SILVER LOGIE – Best Lead Actress in a Comedy.  

Since 2019, Prime Video has commissioned 30 Australian Original series and features in Australia—The Test S1-3, Making Their Mark, LOL: Last One Laughing Australia with Rebel Wilson, Back to the Rafters, Luxe Listings Sydney S1 - S3, award-winning feature-length documentary Burning, The Moth Effect, Head Above Water, Kick Like Tayla, Warriors On The Field, Class of ’07, Deadloch S1 & S2, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, Dance Life, the lifestyle special Hugh van Cuylenburg: G.E.M, a series of ten stand-up comedy specials, Neighbours, Hot Potato: The Story of the Wiggles, Five Blind Dates, and the upcoming The Office, The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Top End Bub.

Prime members will be able to watch all episodes of Deadloch anywhere and anytime on the Prime Video app for smart TVs, mobile devices, Fire TV, Fire TV stick, Fire tablets, Apple TV and stream online. In the Prime Video app, Prime members can download episodes on their mobile devices and tablets and watch anywhere offline at no additional cost. Prime Video is available in Australia at no extra cost to a Prime membership at just AU$9.99/month or $79 annually. New customers can find out more at and subscribe to a free 30-day trial.

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About Guesswork Television
Guesswork Television is a full-service production company with offices in Melbourne and Sydney, specialising in narrative comedy, authored documentary, studio entertainment shows and podcasts. Guesswork’s crime/comedy pedigree was burnished with season one of Deadloch, the global hit that turned the serial killer genre on its head and made it funny, thrilling and engrossing.

Since kicking off in earnest in 2012, Guesswork shows and their creators have bagged a Primetime Emmy and multiple other awards including Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards, Logie Awards, Writers’ Guild Awards, Screen Producers Australia Awards and numerous other guild awards. In 2018, Guesswork Television was honoured by its peers as the Screen Production Business of the Year.

In 2023, Guesswork debuted Deadloch (8 x 60 minute comedy drama for Amazon Prime Video) and Queerstralia (a Zoë Coombs Marr doco series for the ABC). Past glories have included: Hannah Gadsby: Nanette, Please Like Me, Rosehaven, Frayed (co-produced with Merman), Get Krack!n, The Katering Show (Season 2), as well as live standup comedy specials for Paramount+, Amazon Prime Video and Stan. Guesswork’s current slate of entertainment projects includes Hard Quiz and The Weekly With Charlie Pickering.

About OK Great Productions
Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan formed Ok Great Productions in 2019 to make a slate of projects that propel the voices of funny people. Together they have created the narrative comedy, Bleak - an award-winning 4-part web series about Life shitting on your face - which was later made into a 30-minute pilot for Australia’s national broadcaster, the ABC.

In 2014, the Kates created The Katering Show, an 8 x 10 min web-series about an intolerable foodie (McLennan) and her food intolerant friend (McCartney) - which they wrote and directed, and also produced with Tamasin Simpkin. The first season of The Katering Show debuted on Youtube in 2015 and was viewed over 2 million times within its first week online. To date, the channel has over 100,000 subscribers and episodes have had over 9 million views. The series won ‘Best of the Fest’ and ‘Best Short-Form Digital Series’ at the New York Television Festival and was nominated for a ‘Best Indie Web Series’ at the Streamy Awards (US). In Australia, ABC’s catch-up service, iView, commissioned a second season of the show and this production remains one of the platform’s highest viewed original series. The Katering Show has also aired on ABC TV’s main channel.

In 2017, McCartney and McLennan set their sights on the chirpy world of morning television with their full length satirical comedy Get Krack!n, which was made with the ABC and NBC’s SVOD service Seeso.

In 2023, Deadloch was release globally on Prime Video to great audience and critical success.