Dead end is just the beginning in return of hit Aussie drama

Patrick Brammall in a scene from season two of Glitch.
Patrick Brammall in a scene from season two of Glitch. Contributed

DOES everyone deserve a second chance? A second shot at love, life or revenge?

Season two of Glitch returns to our screens next week to ponder those questions and pose new ones.

Set in the small town of Yoorana, the supernatural drama follows local cop James as he discovers a group of resurrected people - the "risen" - and helps them to unravel the mystery of how and why they have returned.

"The first season covers six days, as does the second season. It turns out to be the worst fortnight in James' life," star Patrick Brammall tells The Guide.

"He's sworn to protect these people ... but it's like trying to herd cats. Every time he tells them to stay in the one spot someone runs off to find their killer. No wonder I've got a frown the whole time."

Patrick Brammall, Hannah Monson and Sean Keenan in a scene from season two of Glitch.
Patrick Brammall, Hannah Monson and Sean Keenan in a scene from season two of Glitch. Contributed

The season one finale delivered a bombshell: local doctor Elishia, who had been helping James to look after the risen, actually died four years ago.

"If death is not the end, then where is the end? What if the end only gives rise to the new beginning?" Patrick says.

 "Viewers get a lot of answers in season two but those give rise to more questions."

Meanwhile, in his personal life James is still coming to terms with the resurrection of his dead wife (Emma Booth), who becomes involved with Luke Arnold's mysterious new character Owen.

Luke Arnold and Emma Booth in a scene from the season two of Glitch.
Luke Arnold and Emma Booth in a scene from the season two of Glitch. Contributed

"There's something going on with his past and that comes out in due course," Patrick says.

"Owen shows up as a rival to James. Now that Kate is back and sees James has moved on, maybe she needs to move on too but that's still extremely confronting for James."

Logie winner Rob Collins (The Wrong Girl, Cleverman) also joins the cast as Phil.

"I've never met a nicer guy but jeez he plays a compelling baddie," Patrick says.

"He fills that function that Andrew MacFarlane played in the first season as Vic. Whatever is driving those characters they certainly feel the people who have come back are abominations of nature interrupting the natural course of things."

Rob Collins in a scene from season two of Glitch.
Rob Collins in a scene from season two of Glitch. Contributed

Patrick is currently in the US preparing to star in the American adaptation of Stan's popular Aussie comedy No Activity. He plays a cop in that show too, although No Activity and Glitch couldn't be more different.

"I couldn't be prouder or more pleased with the Australian version, so it will be interesting to see how this sits next to it," he says.

"I love comedy and will always come back to comedy but I feel lucky to be entrusted with that dramatic role (in Glitch). I love wearing that uniform, holding that gun, driving that car."

Glitch has also found a loyal following in the US and elsewhere, thanks to the international distribution of season one on Netflix.

"I love the way people are taking to it. It's Australian but the themes are universal," he says.

"It's amazing to see online fans from Spain, the UK and America waiting for a second season."

Season two of Glitch premieres this Thursday at 8.30pm on the ABC.

Topics:  abc tv glitch glitch season 2 patrick brammall television

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