True Colours: Season 1

True Colours: Season 1

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Detective Toni Alma is assigned to investigate a suspicious car accident in Perdar Theendar, the Indigenous community she left as a child. Stars Rarriwuy Hick (Wentworth), Luke Arnold (Black Sails), Miranda Otto (The Unusual Suspects) and singer-songwriter Warren H. Williams (who also co-created the series). More

'It’s a murder mystery like no other exploring culture, community, family and one woman’s pursuit to find her place within it. Set against the backdrop of the Northern Territory’s Mparntwe (Alice Springs) and Yeperenye (East MacDonnell Ranges), Detective Toni Alma (Hick) is assigned to investigate a suspicious car accident in Perdar Theendar, the Aboriginal community she left as a child and has had little to do with over the years. The beauty of Aboriginal art and the sometimes-devious practices in the global art market lead Detective Alma on a hunt for a killer in her hometown.' (Official synopsis).

2022AustraliaEnglish and Arrernte with English subtitlesBunya Productions, CAAMA Productions



Episode 1

Aboriginal detective Toni Alma is 35 and has her life... More all worked out. Living in Alice Springs, she's got a great job, a terrific female boss and mentor, who has her marked out for big things.


Episode 2

News of Mariah's death has reached the community. Mariah's family... More gather on the outskirts of town for sorry business. With Nick by her side, Toni observes the ceremony from a distance.


Episode 3

Laying on a bed in the health clinic, Brendan is... More being rehydrated via a drip. Bereft, Viv hovers. Nick brings the focus back to the investigation, and Brendan tells them he was with Keithy all night at X-Man's house to work on his car.


Episode 4

Samuel returns to Perdar Theendar with Keithy's body. Consumed with... More anger, Toni confronts Samuel. Nick is confused, while Toni is more focused on the facts.

True Colours: Season 1 | Reviews

The Guardian

The Guardian

The cultural insights are interesting, but structurally the focus of True Colours rests on procedural and noirish elements, which, while competently staged, are overly familiar – even boilerplate.

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True Colours: Season 1 | Release Details

True Colours: Season 1 is available to stream in Australia now on SBS On Demand.