Secret City and Micromarkets

The ‘Global Noir Audience’ for Australian Crime Drama
  • Sue TurnbullEmail author
  • Marion McCutcheon
Part of the Palgrave European Film and Media Studies book series (PEFMS)


The crime drama series, Secret City, offers an illuminating case study of the changing dynamics of the Australian television landscape and the global impact of Nordic noir. Produced for the subscription TV network, Foxtel, Secret City was destined to become one of its suite of drama offerings, sitting alongside European and American series on the Showcase network and enhancing the Foxtel brand image. As interviews with the Foxtel personnel involved reveal, in terms of both its content and style, Secret City was designed to appeal to a ‘global micro-niche audience’ for similar kinds of TV crime.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of WollongongWollongongAustralia

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