Why You Should Be Watching ‘Glitch’ on Netflix

If you’re looking for a new streaming addiction, then look no further than Glitch. The show is an award-winning Australian drama unlike anything you have probably ever seen before. The show is working on its third season and is reported to drop later this year.

‘Glitch’ is sure to be your new addiction

Emma Booth
Emma Booth arrives at the 61st Annual TV Week Logie Awards at The Star Gold Coast. Faith Moran/Wireimage

The paranormal series is set in the town of Yoorana in Australia. Police officer James Hayes (Patrick Brammall) gets called to the town cemetery at night when seven people have come back alive and risen from the dead, in perfect health. None of these people have any recollection of what happened.

Hayes and one of the risen see each other, and he knows her as his dead wife, Kate (Emma Booth). The officer and a local doctor Elishia McKellar (Genevieve O’Reilly) attempt to keep it all secret. All seven of the newly awoken people are somehow connected, and they try to figure out how.

The show isn’t a Netflix original

The show isn’t a Netflix original, though its two seasons are available to audiences on the streaming service. TV Tonight reports that “Glitch is produced by Matchbox Pictures with the assistance of Screen Australia, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Film Victoria, and NBCUniversal. The series is being sold internationally by NBCUniversal.”

Netflix was a co-producer on the show helping to produce the first two seasons. They are Glitch’s international distributer.

The characters attempt to find out what connects them all

It’s interesting to watch the characters realize that they are all from different times and circumstances, but somehow connected. It seems they are no where closer to figuring out what connects them all then they were in the first season of Glitch.

We learn at the end of season one that the doctor, McKellar, who is entrusted with helping the group of risen individuals, is literally dead herself. This unique twist didn’t really go anywhere in season two, but could have a major part to play in the third season.

Get ready for a messy love triangle

Emily Barclay
Actress Emily Barclay attends the Hulu TCA Winter Press Tour Day at Langham Hotel. Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

After Kate dies from breast cancer, her best friend, Sarah (Emily Barclay) get a little too close with James. He mourns Kate’s loss, and finds comfort in the arms of her best friend, Sarah. Once Kate returns from the grave, things get really messy. Sarah and James have married and eventually have a baby together. The very sad situation makes for great television, as each of them struggles with what Kate’s return means.

‘Glitch’ will be back with Season 3 this year

According to Business Times, the third installment of Glitch is “reportedly arriving soon.” Although that is a very vague statement, social media may have the answer.

A renewal clip was posted to Glitch’s Facebook page previously that announced the airing of season three in 2019. This makes sense, considering that there was a two-year break in between the first season’s finale and the premiere of the second season. That will put things right on schedule for season three to arrive within the same time frame.