The Messenger

AAR-ABC-The-Messenger-William-McKennaThe ABC will premiere the uplifting eight-part drama series The Messenger on Sunday 14 May at 8.20PM on ABC TV, with all episodes available to stream on ABC iview.

The Messenger tells the story of Ed Kennedy, who becomes an accidental hero when he receives mysterious messages scribbled on a playing cards that set him on a strange journey.  But what he does with them allows Ed to change lives, most of all, his own. Sometimes you just have to play the cards you’re dealt.

The intriguing tale based on Markus Zusak’s best-selling novel of the same name, produced by Jason Stephens and Elisa Argenzio, stars a talented young cast including William McKenna (Nowhere Boys), Alexandra Jensen (Frayed, Amazing Grace), Chris Alosio (Troppo) and Kartanya Maynard (Deadloch).

“I’m so excited to see this series on the ABC, and I think it’s something we can see ourselves in – our friendships and families, our laughter and flaws, and our willingness to see each other through, especially in the hard times. It’s got a big and beautiful heart. I can’t wait for people to see it,” said Author and Executive Producer, Markus Zusak.

The Messenger is a Lingo Pictures production, part of ITV Studios, production for the ABC. Major production investment from Screen Australia in association with the ABC. Financed with support from Screen NSW and All3Media International is managing international sales. Lingo Pictures is part of ITV Studios.

The Messenger screens on ABC TV and ABC iview from Sunday 14 May 2023 – 8.20pm. For more information, visit: for details.

Image: William McKenna stars as Ed Kennedy in The Messenger – courtesy of ABC TV