The wait is over! The ABC has confirmed the eight-part series Wakefield, will be available to binge on ABC iview from Friday April 2, two weeks ahead of its on – air date.
What happens when the go-to man – the sanest individual in a psych ward – begins to lose his grip? When the person people rely on most, loses control?
After years working as a psych nurse at Wakefield, Nik Katira (Rudi Dharmalingam) is exceptionally good at his job. With a gift for soothing the afflicted and reaching the unreachable, he’s the most stable person in what tends to be a pretty crazy place. But right now, his grip on his own sanity is slipping. The question is… why?
Set in the haunting and majestic Blue Mountains, Wakefield explores the fine line between sanity and madness. Powering the show is an intriguing psychological mystery that unfolds across eight episodes, driving to an unforgettable, emotional climax.
ABC Director of Entertainment and Specialist Michael Carrington says
“We’re thrilled audiences will be able to stream all episodes of this utterly compelling new Australian drama on ABC iview.
Audiences love our dramas and we’re committed to making it easier for all Australians to consume our content when they want, where they want it. Wakefield’s intriguing storylines, dynamic characters and brilliant performances, promises to leave audiences enthralled.”
Produced by Jungle Entertainment, Wakefield is a captivating series that tackles the complexity of mental illness with humour and heart.
British actor Rudi Dharmalingam (The Split, In The Shadow of The Moon), Geraldine Hakewill (Wanted, Miss Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries) and Mandy McElhinney (House of Hancock, Bad Mothers) lead a terrific line-up, including Harriet Dyer, Harry Greenwood, Ryan Corr, Felicity Ward, Kim Gyngell, Dan Wyllie, Sam Simmons and Bessie Holland.
Showrunners Kristen Dunphy (Creator) and Sam Meikle have worked with directors Jocelyn Moorhouse (Stateless, The Dressmaker) and Kim Mordaunt (The Rocket) to bring Wakefield to life.