The Newsreader Series Premiere

When does "The Newsreader" start on Roku? Will The Newsreader be a successful show? Who is in the cast? Where to watch trailer & more. In this post, we have summarized everything we know so far about the new Roku series.

What Is The Newsreader About?

The Newsreader provides an insight into the smoky Australian newsrooms of the 1980s and the people who brought us our nightly news.

In the maelstrom of a commercial television newsroom in 1986, Dale Jennings (Sam Reid) is a diligent young reporter, desperate to become a newsreader. Helen Norville (Anna Torv) is a notoriously ‘difficult’ star newsreader determined to build credibility. Paired together over three months, Dale and Helen will cover an extraordinary chain of news events – from the shock of the Challenger explosion, to the hype of Halley’s Comet, to the complexities of the AIDS crisis. From messy beginnings, a deep bond is formed that will upend their lives and transform the very fabric of the nightly news bulletin. The Newsreader is the story of a grand, unconventional relationship in a world on the cusp of change.

The Newsreader received critical acclaim and multiple accolades in its native Australia, scoring more nominations at the 2021 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards than any other program that year. The series earned an incredible 16 nominations, winning in multiple prominent categories including Best Drama Series, Best Lead Actress in a Drama (Anna Torv), Best Supporting Actor in a Drama (William McInnes), Best Direction in a Drama or Comedy (Emma Freeman) and Best Production Design in Television (Melinda Doring).

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The Newsreader Season 1 Release Date

The Newsreader Season 1 release date is announced by Roku.
The Newsreader Season 1 Premiere Date — ✔️ March 18, 2022
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