Rake series 4
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, Season 4 of RAKE 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.