Rake

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SEASON FOUR

 

Credits

Produced by
Ian Collie
Peter Duncan
Richard Roxburgh

Written by
Peter Duncan
Andrew Knight

Directed by
Peter Duncan
Peter Salmon
Rowan Woods

Starring
Richard Roxburgh
Adrienne Pickering
Matt Day
Danielle Cormack
Russell Dykstra
Caroline Brazier
Keegan Joyce
Kate Box
Damien Garvey

Synopsis

Last seen dangling from a balloon drifting across the Sydney skyline, Cleaver Greene (Richard Roxburgh) crashes back to earth - literally and metaphorically, when he’s propelled through a harbourside window into the unwelcoming embrace of chaos past.

Fleeing certain revenge, Cleaver hightails it to a quiet country town, the reluctant member of a congregation led by a stern, decent reverend and his flirtatious daughter. Before long Cleaver’s being chased back to Sin City.

But Sydney has become a dark place: terrorist threats and a loss of faith in authority have seen it take a turn towards the dystopian. When Cleaver finally emerges, he will be accompanied by a Mistress of the Black Arts, navigating a yellow brick road leading straight to our dark corridors of power.

Twisting and weaving the stories of the ensemble of characters we’ve grown to love over three stellar seasons, RAKE Season 4 continues the misadventures of dissolute Cleaver Greene and casts the fool’s gaze on all levels of politics, the legal system, and our wider fears and obsessions.


SEASON THREE

 

Credits

Produced by
Ian Collie
Peter Duncan
Richard Roxburgh

Written by
Peter Duncan
Andrew Knight

Directed by
TBA

Starring
Richard Roxburgh

Synopsis

Cleaver Greene languishes in prison surrounded by enemies – Cal McGregor, Col and the Corellas, but also friends. His cell-mate Mal, a convicted murderer, fancies himself as much more than a friend. Cleaver needs both cunning and luck to avoid assaults, protect his friends and find a way to outwit those who put him away.

But Cleaver might not be so keen on freedom if he knew what awaited him in the outside world. Wendy has plans to finally move on and start a new life with Roger. Scarlet has taken over Cleaver’s clients and his assistant Nicole, despite her being the mother of Barney’s love child. And something else has happened in Barney’s life that would rock Cleaver to the core – if he knew. Scarlet and David are torn between their love and duties that make their affair impossible, while Missy’s biopic is about to hit the cinema screens with a surprise casting choice.


SEASON TWO

 

Credits

Produced by
Ian Collie
Peter Duncan
Richard Roxburgh

Written by
Peter Duncan
Andrew Knight

Directed by
Peter Duncan
Rachel Ward
Jeffrey Walker
Jessica Hobbs

Starring
Richard Roxburgh
Matt Day
Adrienne Pickering
Russell Dykstra
Danielle Cormack
Caroline Brazier

Synopsis

How we wish we could write that, since we last met our hero he has found the road to Damascus instead of the road to perdition; that he has learned to love wisely instead of too often, and that going another 25 grand into debt to back a ‘sure thing’ roughie at Moonee Valley paid off. The nag didn’t even finish the race. Sadly, that epicentre of chaos otherwise known as Cleaver Greene has learned nothing in this time and hasn’t changed one whit. If anything, he’s a little worse.

Like any genuine addict, Cleaver is on a constant search for higher highs and faster rushes. More than most people (more than anyone perhaps), Cleaver Greene believes in the Chinese adage that it’s a curse to live in interesting times...the problem is his times seem to be perpetually interesting.

 


SEASON ONE

 

Credits

Produced by
Ian Collie
Miranda Dear

Written by
Peter Duncan
Andrew Knight

Directed by
Peter Duncan
Rachel Ward
Jeffrey Walker
Jessica Hobbs

Starring
Richard Roxburgh
Matt Day
Adrienne Pickering
Russell Dykstra
Danielle Cormack

Synopsis

Brilliant, iconoclastic and innately self-destructive, Cleaver Greene, played by Richard Roxburgh, is one of life's great addicts. Whether it's women, gambling or drugs, Cleaver can resist everything except temptation. His other addiction is the law - defending those who seem to be beyond redemption - society's hopeless: our drug dealers, our murderers, our cannibals.

As charming and as irresistible as Cleaver Greene is, when you let him into your world, be warned, trouble is bound to follow.