Stretching from the spectacular red desert of Australia’s outback to the cool corridors of power in Canberra, THE CODE tells the story of two very different brothers who are handed information that those in the highest political echelons will kill to keep secret.
In the middle of the desert a stolen 4WD collides with a transport truck. The two Aboriginal kids in the car are hurt. Badly. Someone should have called for help. But they didn’t.
They didn’t because that ‘someone’ works for a major stakeholder in a research project no-one talks about.
The kids’ accident would have remained a mystery if it weren’t for Ned (Dan Spielman) and Jesse Banks (Ashley Zukerman) – a young internet journalist desperate for a break, and his brother, a hacker on a strict good behavior bond.
The question is how far those in authority will go to keep their secret safe. And just how far the two brothers will go to reveal the truth.
Ashley Zukerman, Dan Spielman and Adele Perovic are joined by Anthony LaPaglia and Sigrid Thornton on the second season of the celebrated, multi award winning drama THE CODE for ABC TV.
Hoping to escape the storm they unleashed at the end of season one, bruised but essentially scot-free - Jesse (Ashley Zukerman) and Ned (Dan Spielman) are confronted with the terrifying possibility of being extradited to the US to face serious charges in an American court.
Fortunately for the Banks brothers, Australian National Security is sitting on an explosive case they cannot crack, and Jesse Banks might just be the man to do it. Exchanging his hacker skills for their freedom, Jesse and Ned are drawn into a dark world that could not only cost their own lives but all that they hold dear.
Exploring the value of freedom of speech and the delicate balance between personal liberty and national security in the digital age, THE CODE Season Two unveils the rapidly spreading and very real threat of cybercrime and its capacity to bring an entire country to its knees.