Netflix’s Glitch will return for a third season.
Australia’s answer to The Returned, the paranormal drama is a co-production between the streaming service and Australia’s ABC. It follows a police officer in the small country town of Yoorana, who finds life turned upside down when six recently deceased residents return from the dead in perfect health.
The award-winning show was created by Tony Ayres (The Slap) and Louise Fox (Broadchurch) and stars Patrick Brammall as police officer James Hayes, with Genevieve O’Reilly co-starring as the local doctor, Elishia McKellar. It was released exclusively on Netflix outside of its home nation back in 2016, and promptly won praise from us for its superb cast, sun-scorched cinematography and location.
Netflix boarded the production officially with its second season, which aired exclusively on the VOD platform internationally in 2017. Joining the cast were Black Sails’ Luke Arnold, Emma Booth (The Boys Are Back) and Emily Barclay (Mr Pip). We heralded the show’s return, calling it “as moving and enthralling as ever”.
With Season 2 introducing questions of science versus the supernatural, and the precise reasons and methods by which the selected undead were resurrected, the show boldly played towards a cliffhanger.
“How all this fits together will have to wait,” we wrote in our review. “Though many storylines are brilliantly brought to satisfying conclusions, the season ends – confident of renewal by Netflix – with much business deliberately unfinished. Season 3 can’t come soon enough.”
The show’s renewal was announced officially on the Australian series’ Facebook page.