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Keen to see the best new TV before everyone else? ACMI and Film Victoria are back with the Melbourne version of Series Mania, the sister festival of the highly regarded ten-day French festival (it's known as the Cannes of television). 

As ACMI is currently undergoing a huge redevelopment, all screenings will be taking place at the newly refurbished Capitol Theatre on Swanston Street. 

Headlining the 2019 festival is the Emmy-nominated creator of Netflix series Jessica Jones, Melissa Rosenberg. You may also recognise Rosenberg as a writer on hit shows like The OC, Dexter and the Twilight franchise. Hear her take a deep dive into her creative process in an exclusive in-conversation event on Friday, July 5 at the Capitol. 

The festival kicks off with the world premiere of The Hunting, a new SBS drama starring Asher Keddie and Richard Roxburgh. The four-part drama series navigates the lives of four teenagers, their teachers and families after a nude teen photo scandal.

The critically acclaimed UK drama The Virtues will also premiere at Series Mania Melbourne, as well as bittersweet dramedy Frayed. One thing's for sure, Series Mania Melbourne might just reveal your next TV obsession. 

Series Mania Melbourne kicks off at the Capitol on July 3. Check out the full program here.


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