Last King of The Cross Season Two Commences Filming.

Last King of The Cross Season Two Commences Filming.

Paramount+ today announced that filming is underway in and around Sydney, on the highly-anticipated second season of Australian original series Last King of The Cross, where the stakes are higher, the threats are greater, and the all new enemies are far more dangerous.

Set to captivate audiences once again, Lincoln Younes and Claude Jabbour return as the characters of brothers John and Sam Ibrahim. The family dynamic takes centre stage this season, with audiences introduced to the characters of John’s younger brothers Michael Ibrahim, played by popular digital creator Dave Hoey (Granny Flat Comedy), and Fadi, played by newcomer Alex Kaan.

Also making their return to the underworld are the characters of Detective Liz Doyle (Tess Haubrich), Big Tony (Matt Nable), Tongan Sam (Uli Latukefu) and Simone (Janet Anderson).

18 months on from the events of season one, Last King of The Cross season two begins with Kings Cross a shadow of itself, John lying low overseas and Sam locked up in jail.

Returning to Sydney, John sets his sights on capturing a new kingdom – the glittering prize of Oxford Street, Sydney’s nightclub empire. And with it, comes all new challenges and enemies. John is thrown into a struggle for power with the reigning queen of Oxford Street, Ray Kinnock, who is determined to either keep John out, or take him down, while facing the relentless scrutiny of newly promoted Senior Sergeant Liz Doyle and her new taskforce.

But perhaps John’s greatest threat comes directly from his family. Released from jail, Sam builds the largest bikie chapter in Australian history, putting John on a collision course with the entire criminal world, while their youngest brother Michael walks a moral tightrope, grappling between a life of promise – or throttling head-first into a life of crime.

SVP Content & Programming, Paramount ANZ, Daniel Monaghan said: “After the phenomenal success of the first season, we’re excited to kick off filming for Last King of The Cross. The second season promises to captivate audiences with a gripping tale of power, loyalty, and the evolving dynamics of Kings Cross with all new challenges on Oxford Street. Get ready for a rollercoaster ride as we delve deeper into these intricate, decadent and dangerous worlds.”

Last King of The Cross is a HELIUM Pictures production for Paramount+ Australia with Cineflix Rights as the exclusive international distribution partner. The series has received major production investment from Paramount Australia in association with Screen Australia and is financed with support from Screen NSW through the Made in NSW fund and Fulcrum Media Finance. Post, digital and visual effects supported by Screen NSW and Screen Queensland.

Last King of The Cross season two is directed by Grant Brown, Ian Watson and Tori Garrett and is written by Sam Meikle (Wakefield), Sarah Smith (Amazing Grace), Fin Edquist (MaveriX), Jane Allen (In Our Blood), Tim Pye (Bali 2002) and James Pope (Last King of The Cross season one). The series is produced by Alexandra Doering, executive produced by Mark Fennessy and John Ibrahim, with Alexander Pettaras as associate producer.

HELIUM’s Mark Fennessy said: “We’re super excited to continue the story of Last King of The Cross – bringing more extreme and fascinating untold stories of John Ibrahim and his family. Season 2 will surprise and thrill our audience in unexpected ways as we enter the seductive, dangerous, and ecstasy-fuelled world of the early 2000’s.

“The production team is delighted to reunite the exceptional cast and crew that delivered such a stunning first season and welcomes new additions who will contribute even more in elevating our unique world to new heights.

“Last King of The Cross promises to once again push the boundaries, showcasing the evolution of our characters against the backdrop of Sydney’s gritty and glamorous nightlife scene where power, sex, crime, and business intersect.”


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