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Savage River is a six-part Australian crime drama, produced by Aquarius Films, which premiered on The ABC on 4 September 2022.

When Miki Anderson (portrayed by Katherine Langford) returns to her hometown after ten years in prison she's determined to finally move on with her life, but the close-knit community of Savage River is not about to let her forget the past that easily. When a murder rocks the town, Miki immediately becomes the focus of everyone's suspicion. With the police closing in, she sets out to prove her innocence, uncovering long-buried secrets that will cast doubt on everything she thought she knew.


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  • Dead Animal Warning: The second episode ends with a bull's head being dumped in front of Terry's house as a warning to Miki.
  • Dirty Cop: Senior Sgt. Bill Kirby is dirty. Averted with Detective Rachel Kennedy.
  • Just Got Out of Jail: The series opens with Miki Anderson returning to her hometown in the Australian High Country after ten years in prison for accidentally killing a friend while a teenager.
  • Locked in a Freezer: As a prank, an employee fakes friendliness and then locks Miki in a freezer with animal carcasses after her shift.
  • The Place: Savage River is the name of the country town where the series is set.
  • Stealing from the Till: Ivy is using her job as a sales assistant at the chemist shop to steal pharmaceuticals for herself and her friends.

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