Series Mania

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Series Mania
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[Sponsored] Catch binge-worthy series on the big screen before the rest of the world at Melbourne's own festival of television drama and comedy

Binge the best new TV before everyone else at Melbourne’s festival of television. ACMI and Film Victoria are back with Series Mania Melbourne, the sister festival of the highly regarded ten-day French festival. 

The world-class program showcases 23 new series, including five global premieres and 16 Australian firsts. One thing's for sure, Series Mania Melbourne might just reveal your next TV obsession.

The festival will kick off with the locally made, internationally acclaimed series, The Wrong Kind of Black. The four-part dramedy series navigates the experiences of Indigenous Australians in the '60s and '70s through the eyes of the affable Monty ‘Boori’ Pryor, who's played by Clarence Ryan. 

Benedict Cumberbatch (pictured) stars in the must-see Patrick Melrose, and Alicia Silverstone returns to the screen with American Woman, a drama about Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards. You can also catch international crime drama Aquí en la Tierra, dark sci-fi comedy Oddlands, the binge-worthy espionage thriller Deep State and Norwegian drama The Oil Fund. These along with a bunch of other free screenings will give you a snapshot of what you'll be tuning into and talking about over the next year, so snap up tickets (many of which are free) ASAP.

Alongside screenings, there will also be Q&As with key creatives and cast members. Hear from key series creatives in conversation with Patrick Melrose writer David Nicholls and cast member Hugo Weaving, Dead Lucky's Rachel Griffiths as well as Deep State's Robert Connolly.  

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