Paramount+ today announced that the most watched Australian series on the platform, Last King of The Cross, will return for an epic second season.
Following the outstanding success of Last King of The Cross season one, and subsequent Most Popular Actor nomination for Lincoln Younes at this year’s 63rd TV Week Logie Awards (click here to vote!), the Paramount+ Australian original series that had audiences on the edge of their seats from the first frame to the end credits, has been picked up internationally, including Paramount+ in Canada.
Season two will delve deeper into the seductive and dangerous world of Kings Cross, as John Ibrahim expands his empire into the booming queer nightclub scene. Set against the backdrop of the ecstasy-fuelled 2000s, the stakes are higher than ever before, and everyone wants a piece – including John’s two younger brothers.
Daniel Monaghan, SVP, Content and Programming, Paramount ANZ, said: “Australian audiences love local stories and content, which is why Last King of The Cross was the most watched local series. We’re thrilled to bring viewers the next instalment of this gripping story.
“It is titles like this that makes us proud to have our local commissions with universal themes, compelling, propulsive storylines, world class Australian talent and high-quality production values, contribute to Paramount+’s mountain of exclusive content, on an international scale.”
Last King of The Cross is a HELIUM Pictures production for Paramount+ Australia with Cineflix Rights as the exclusive international distribution partner.
HELIUM’s Mark Fennessy said: “After the outstanding success of season one, we are incredibly excited for Last King of The Cross to return for an electrifying second season. Bigger, bolder, and even more action-packed, we are eager to share the next chapter of this compelling story.
“As is evident by the international sales, Last King of The Cross has been embraced globally, which has fuelled HELIUM’s commitment to telling gripping stories on a grand scale, delivering immersive and powerful narratives that resonate with audiences around the world. With unforgettable characters, explosive action, and complex relationships, the second season goes above and beyond in fulfilling this commitment – taking audiences on an exhilarating journey through a world that is sexy, dangerous, and deeply human.”