Also, in a move that embraces Australia’s love of news and podcasts, Leigh Sales and Lisa Millar will host a companion podcast available on the ABC listen app.

Reprising their lead roles as Helen Norville and Dale Jennings are the Emmy nominated Anna Torv (The Last of Us) and Sam Reid (Interview with the Vampire).

A year on from the events of series one, we meet Helen and Dale, now established as ‘The Golden Couple of News’.  To the outside world, they present a glowing image of success and romance… but the truth is more complex. As 1987 rolls along, global stocks will soar and crash, Australia will prepare to celebrate its Bicentennial year, and Helen and Dale grapple with who they really want to be in life – and whether that path can be together…

Returning for this compelling new season are Robert Taylor, William McInnes, Michelle Lim Davidson, Chum Ehelepola, Stephen Peacocke, Marg Downey and Chai Hansen.  And, joining this stellar ensemble is Daniel Gillies (The Originals), Rory Fleck Byrne (This Is Going To Hurt), Philippa Northeast (In Limbo) and Hunter Page-Lochard (Barons, Fires).

In exciting news, ABC journalists and self-confessed fans of The Newsreader, Leigh Sales and Lisa Millar, have teamed up to host The Newsreader Podcast, which will drop weekly each Sunday evening post broadcast.  Week by week, Leigh and Lisa will unpack the news stories covered in each episode, sharing their own experiences, allowing audiences to fully delve into the world of The Newsreader.

For a preview of The Newsreader Podcast, please click here.

Production credit: A Werner Films Production for the ABC.  Major production investment from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in association with VicScreen. Worldwide distribution is managed by Entertainment One (eOne). Created by Michael Lucas.  Written by Michael Lucas, Kim Ho, Adrian Russell Wills and Niki Aken. Directed by Emma Freeman.  Produced by Lucas and Joanna Werner.  Executive Producers Werner, Stuart Menzies and Emma Freeman.  ABC Executive Producers Brett Sleigh and Sally Riley.

Now available On Demand on ABC iview, The Newsreader Season 1. Hungry for more? Catch Sam Reid as Lestat de Lioncourt in the critically acclaimed Interview with A Vampire and Philippa Northeast as Lily in In Limbo.