The Gloaming
  • Crime
  • Drama
  • Mystery
  • Supernatural
  • Thriller
Created byVictoria Madden
Written by
  • Victoria Madden
  • Peter McKenna
Directed by
Theme music composerTori Amos
Opening theme"Silent All These Years" by Kat Leon
  • Burkhard Dallwitz
  • Brett Aplin
  • Dmitri Golovko
  • Christian Scallan
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Executive producers
  • Nick Forward
  • Keli Lee
  • Greg McLean
  • Jon Adgemis
  • Michael Gudinski
  • John Molloy
  • Victoria Madden
  • Fiona McConaghy
CinematographyMarden Dean
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time50-55 minutes
Production companies
DistributorDisney Platform Distribution[note 1]
Original network
Picture format
  • 4K UHD
  • HDR
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original release1 January 2020 (2020-01-01) –
present (present)

The Gloaming is an Australian supernatural thriller streaming television series created by Victoria Madden that premiered on Stan on 1 January 2020. The series is set and filmed in Tasmania and stars Emma Booth and Ewen Leslie.[1] On 9 May 2020, a second season was reported to be in development.[2]


The Gloaming is the story of an unorthodox and troubled policewoman, Molly McGee, who leads an investigation into the murder of an unidentified woman. McGee has to team up with Alex O'Connell, a man she has not spoken to for 20 years. They discover that the murder has links to a cold case from the past,[3] political corruption and occult practices.[4]



No.TitleDirected byWritten by [5]Original release date
1"The Dying of the Light"Michael RymerVictoria Madden1 January 2020 (2020-01-01)
When a Woman is found brutally murdered, evidence discovered at the scene links the murder to a 20-year-old unsolved crime. Detectives and old flames Molly McGee and Alex O'Connell are reunited after a long absence to solve the crime.
2"Hell's Black Grammar"Michael RymerVictoria Madden1 January 2020 (2020-01-01)
Devastated by Daisy's death, Molly discovers a mysterious symbol that ignites her desire to track down Freddie. Alex makes a traumatic visit to Jenny McGinty's mother, Eileen. A Powerful Cabal is funded by a Councilor's election campaign in return for her influence with a business deal.
3"The Casting of the Bones"Greg McLeanVictoria Madden1 January 2020 (2020-01-01)
Molly' daughter Lily partakes in some risqué online activity, which Freddie Manipulates in an act of revenge against Molly. Meanwhile, Molly's suspicions about Freddie's involvement in Dorothy Moxley's murder deepen.
4"Black Winged Angels"Greg McLeanVictoria Madden1 January 2020 (2020-01-01)
Freddie puts Lily's Life in Peril and Molly must race to save her as Freddie unravels. Meanwhile, Constable Freya Harris has been working on a tip-off that Gareth and Councilor Jacinta Clunes may be involved in some dodgy dealings.
5"Beyond the Veil"Sian DaviesVictoria Madden1 January 2020 (2020-01-01)
Molly hears of Jacinta Clunes's untimely death and is convinced that Gareth is behind the accident. Alex's interest in the convict bible he found at Dorothy Moxley's house Deepens.
6"Heathen Dogs"Sian DaviesPeter McKenna1 January 2020 (2020-01-01)
The investigation has a break-through when a woman called Marianne Gowdie is discovered to have the same blood disorder as Dorothy Moxley. A strange night with Gareth causes Alex to recall memories he's suppressed for years.
7"The Mark of the Witch"Greg McLeanVictoria Madden1 January 2020 (2020-01-01)
Blood Samples found on Councilor Jacinta Clunes's car reveal a familial link to Dorothy Moxley. Alex brings Inspector Lewis to Grace's house to show him the bones he discovered and learns that Lewis knows more than he's letting on.
8"The Night of the Mothers"Greg McLeanVictoria Madden1 January 2020 (2020-01-01)
The investigation comes to head as the mid-winter festival builds outside and as Gareth takes Molly hostage at knifepoint and Alex is captured by William and the Crofters


The Gloaming was created by Victoria Madden and produced by Madden and John Molloy, in partnership with Disney Platform Distribution, the distributor outside of Australia.[6]


In Australia, the series officially premiered on Stan on 1 January 2020; however, all of the episodes were made available for streaming shortly before midnight on 31 December 2019.

In the United States the series debuted on Starz on 21 March 2021.[7]


  1. ^ Credited as ABC Studios before 2020


  1. ^ Mathieson, Craig (11 December 2019). "Has Australian TV found an answer to Scandi noir?". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 22 May 2021.
  2. ^ Knox, David. "The Gloaming season 2 in development". tvtonight. Retrieved 22 May 2021.
  3. ^ "ABC Studios International & Stan Partner for The Gloaming". WorldScreen.
  4. ^ The Gloaming: Miniseries, retrieved 24 May 2021
  5. ^ Pickard, Michael. "Doom and Gloam". Drama Quarterly. Retrieved 9 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Stan hits 1 million subscribers, announces new Australian programs". The Sydney Morning Herald.
  7. ^ Mediaweek (22 February 2021). "Stan Original series The Gloaming picked up by US network STARZ". Mediaweek. Retrieved 22 May 2021.