ABC series Cleverman has been renewed for a second season

ABC and SundanceTV today announced that a second season of Cleverman will go into production in Australia later this year, and will include six hour long episodes.

The recommission announcement comes just as series one launches internationally in the United States and in Australia.

Series one directors Wayne Blair – director of the Australian box office hit The Sapphires and upcoming TV movie Dirty Dancing – and Leah Purcell (The Secret Daughter) will return to direct series two while Stuart Page, Jane Allen, Jada Alberts, Justine Gillmer as well as Ryan Griffen who also devised the original concept.

Series one of Cleverman featured a superb ensemble cast led by Scottish actor Iain Glen (Game of Thrones), Golden Globe® nominee Frances O’Connor (The Missing), Hunter Page-Lochard (The Sapphires) and Rob Collins (The Lion King).

The first series of Cleverman has also been sold to channels including BBC Three in the UK and was selected to screen at the 2016 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin and 2016 Series Mania TV Festival in Paris.

Cleverman, series one has begun airing on ABC and ABC iView on Thursdays at 9.30pm.