The Last King of the Cross is being renewed for a second season after the Aussie drama became an international hit
It was the controversial Australian series about high profile Sydney identity John Ibrahim.
And now fans can look forward to a second season of Paramount + hit The Last King of the Cross.
The streaming giant has announced that following the success of the first season, they will be making eight more episodes of the hit crime drama based on Ibrahim’s best-selling 2017 book.
According to Varietythe show’s first season was sold in multiple overseas territories, including Germany, Italy, the UK and Ireland.
Daniel Monaghan, senior VP, content and programming, Paramount Australia and New Zealand, said in a statement that The Last King of the Cross was the most watched local show on Paramount+.
Paramount+ has announced a second season of The Last King of the Cross. Lincoln Younes is pictured
The streaming giant has announced that following the success of the first season, they will be making eight more episodes of the hit crime drama based on John Ibrahim’s best-selling 2017 book.
The show’s first season sold in multiple overseas territories, including Germany, Italy, the UK and Ireland
The show is also streaming in Canada on Paramount+ and Warner Bros. Discovery in New Zealand.
No official casting for season two has been announced, but producers have confirmed that the new series will once again follow the adventures of Ibrahim and his brother Sam.
The first 10-episode season starred the heartthrob Lincoln Younes as the Kings Cross identity and focused on his relationship with his brother Sam (played by Claude Jabbour).
Both men were prominent figures in Sydney’s nightclub district and the series explored key events in their lives, including John’s near-fatal stabbing and other attempts on his life.
Younes, who was recently nominated for a Golden Logie, landed the part after an exhaustive search of almost two years.
British actor Tim Roth, who scored an Oscar nomination in 1995 for the movie Rob Roy, plays the fictional crime boss Ezra Shipman in the show.
Younes, who was recently nominated for a Golden Logie, landed the part after an exhaustive search of almost two years
He replaced Deadwood star Ian McShane, who was originally cast in the role but had to leave the production due to health reasons.
The cast also includes Damian Walshe-Howling (Underbelly), Tess Haubrich (Alien: Covenant) and Matt Nable (Arrow).
The extensive production included the construction of a full reconstruction of the Kings Cross ‘nightclub’ strip in western Sydney.
Award-winning writer-director Kieran Darcy-Smith helmed the crime drama.