Australian political thriller, The Code, debuted on BBC FOUR on October 11th and concluded last Saturday night, receiving rave reviews from critics and even us here at Nordic Noir.
The Code follows the lives of ambitious journalist Ned and computer hacker Jesse; two brothers with a thriving reputation. After they are sent a mysterious video, depicting the death of two young boys in the red desert of the Australian Outback, Ned and Jesse publish the video online as a sign of political protest. The tragic accident would have remained an intended mystery from the Australian government if it were not for Jesse who exposed this controversial footage. This causes an uproar in the political world resulting in an attack against the brothers whose lives become in critical danger. Ned and Jesse do not give up without a fight as they are dragged into the corrupt world of politics and democracy.
The Code is created by and produced Shelley Birse and directed by Shawn Seet in partnership with Playmaker Media and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. The Australian drama stars Dan Spielmann and Ashley Zuckerman, as intuitive brothers Ned and Jesse, Adam Garcia, Chelsie Preston Crayford, Paul Tassone, Lucy Lawless, Aaron Pedersen, Aden Young and David Wenham – best known for his portrayal of Faramir in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
Do not worry if you missed The Code on BBC Four as you can watch it back-to-back on DVD at your own free will.