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The Screen Guide

One might be forgiven for thinking prison is as low as things can sink for Criminal Barrister Cleaver Greene. But when we rejoin our silver-tongued hero things are heading south again as he emerges a legal pariah. This series shows Cleaver fighting to re-establish himself, and despite himself. Before long, there is corruption at corporate and government levels; a faux heist, a faux cancer and two very real Royal Commissions. And, of course, the constant fear Greene will mess up the whole thing royally.

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Cast & Crew & Production Details

This title is part of a series
Rake

Series listing
Rake series 1 2010
Rake series 2 2012
Rake series 3 2012
Rake series 4 2016
Rake series 5 2018
Cast
Richard Roxburgh - Matt Day - Adrienne Pickering - Danielle Cormack - Russell Dykstra - Caroline Brazier - Damien Garvey - Kate Box - Keegan Joyce - Hugo Weaving - Sam Neill - Rachel Griffiths - Toni Collette - Jack Thompson - Gary McDonald - Cate Blanchett
Production Completion
2014
Genre
Drama
Production Company
Essential Media and Entertainment
Australian Sales
ABC Commercial
International Sales
DCD Media

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • AWGIE Awards
    (2014)

Screen News

TV DRAMA ABROAD - Part 8: Distributor DCD Rights' interest in Australian drama

DCD Rights handles sales on many Australian dramas, including The Slap from Matchbox Pictures, The Code from Playmaker Media, and Rake, Jack Irish Season One and The Principal from Essential Media and Entertainment. Once she has summarised DCD’s history in Australia, Nicky Davies Williams discusses the performance of each one.

24 Jun 2016
By Sandy George
SELLING FORMATS: HOT AIR OR HOLY GRAIL?

SELLING FORMATS: HOT AIR OR HOLY GRAIL?

Many options for format rights to Australian shows have been sold abroad in the past five years, but that’s been the end of the road for the majority. Where production has occurred, very few have gone to a second series in the same territory, and generally that has to happen for there to be any chance of real upside.

04 Nov 2015
By Sandy George

SELLING FORMATS: HOT AIR OR HOLY GRAIL? - PART 1: IAN COLLIE ON RAKE

Ian Collie, partner/Head of Scripted at Essential Media and Entertainment, on the format rights to Rake - which have been optioned in the US and France.

07 Oct 2015
By Sandy George