Sam Neill ventures to rural Australia for The Twelve season two

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Following a controversial murder trial through the eyes of 12 jury members captured the attention from people across the globe in 2022 and now The Twelve returns with season two.

Showcasing some of Australia’s legacy actors including Sam Neill, Brooke Satchwell, and Kate Mulvany, The Twelve received three awards at the 2023 TV Week Logie Awards.

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With such a stellar first season, fans are itching to know what to expect in the new season, particularly who will be returning.

As we impatiently wait for The Twelve season two, we’ve answered all your burning questions below.

What is the plot for The Twelve?

The first season followed 12 ordinary Australian’s called in for jury duty whose hopes, fears, secrets, trauma and prejudices are on the stand just as much as the accused.

These citizens must decide whether artist Kate Lawson is guilty or innocent after being accused of killing Claire Spears, her 14-year-old niece. In the end, Kate was found guilty.

However, the second season of the crime drama will take place in rural Western Australia where a local landowner and respected town member. Bernice Price is found dead. Her two ex-lovers have been accused of her shock murder. But are they guilty?  

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When does The Twelve season two release?

The second season of the hit Binge series will release on July 11, 2024.

What true story is The Twelve based on?

The Twelve is not based on a true story.

For those hunting a true crime story, this series is not the place to look. The Australian version of the series was inspired by a Belgian series created by Bert Van Dael and Sanne Nuyens.

The original series did, however, involve a lot of research on the judicial system from its creators.

“We put a lot of time in the research of our show. We really wanted to get to know how it felt inside a jury room. How much bias do we take with us? Every person has a background. How much of personal background defines our judgements?  These were the ultimate questions for us while developing the series,” they said in an interview with Variety.

Who is the cast for The Twelve season two?

Acclaimed actor Sam Neill returns as Brett Colby in the new season, joined by Frances O’Connor, Tasma Walton, Kris McQuade, Amy Mathews, Erroll Shand, Fayssal Bazzi, Josh McKenzie, Anthony Brandon Wong, Stefanie Caccamo, Luke Pegler, Adriano Cappelletta, Nelson Baker, Greg McNeill, Suesha Rana, Brad Francis, and Isabelle Basen.

Unfortunately, fan-favourites Brooke Satchwell and Kate Mulvany will not be returning for a second season.

The Block’s Sharon Johal has landed the role as a juror, and revealed she cried after hearing the news.

“It’s quality TV – with quality writers, directors and cast, and it kind of reminds me of BBC dramas,” she told TV WEEK. “I just felt so special. I was out to dinner with Ankur when I got the phone call and we both cried.”

“I can hands down say this was the best set I’ve ever worked on. The work, obviously, but also the people. It’s so inclusive.”

Where to watch The Twelve:

The Twelve is available for streaming on Binge in Australia. The first season is available for first time watchers – or those simply wanting to rewatch the series.

Stream The Twelve on BINGE from $10/mth, with a 7-day free trial.

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