ABC political thriller The Code wraps filming in Canberra for season two

Jil Hogan



Filming for the second season of hugely popular mini-series The Code finished up in Canberra on Friday after two weeks.

The story for the second season of the ABC political thriller, which has recently proved a favourite on both US and British Netflix, kicks back in a couple of months after the first season ended.
As well as the regulars, the new season has two rather familiar faces joining the cast in Sigrid Thornton plus Golden Globe winner Anthony LaPaglia who flew in and out of Canberra as his scenes required.

“It’s weird working with people that you saw on TV when you were growing up,” said Adele Perovic who plays Hani.
“I mean watching Sea Change it was such a big part of being young in Australia in the 90s with Diver Dan and everything so I was quite star struck when I first met her but Sigrid’s so lovely.”

The cast and crew, who stayed in Braddon, battled some chilly mornings as they filmed around town at Parliament House, Lake Burley Griffin, the Shine Dome and the Nishi building.

The shoot coincided with filming of new political mini-series Secret City, which put some strain on the local facilities, but Dan Spielman, who plays Ned in The Code, said they managed to avoid being in each other’s shots.

“I think it’s the greatest form of compliment to have someone copy you,” he joked.

“I don’t actually think it’s a copy, but I think it’s the greatest compliment to have another political thriller shooting in Canberra after we did.”

The crew is now headed to Sydney for further filming, followed by North Queensland.

ABC is yet to finalise when season two of The Code will air, but it will be some time in 2016.