Jane Campion’s ‘Top of the Lake’ Will Return for a Second Season in 2017


Nearly three torturous years after the Sundance Channel aired the final episode Top of the Lake‘s first season, we finally have confirmation that the series will return for a second season in 2017, with Game of Thrones‘ Gwendoline Christie starring alongside Elisabeth Moss, who won a Golden Globe in 2014 for her role as Detective Robin Griffin.

Once again, all episodes of the new season will be co-written by Oscar-winning director Jane Campion and Gerard Lee, and Campion has a new co-director in Australian writer/director Ariel Kleiman.

Top of the Lake‘s first season was set in New Zealand and centered on the disappearance of a five-months-pregnant, 12-year-old girl named Tui. Moss’s Robin is tasked with solving the mystery, and in the process is forced to revisit her own dark past. Top of the Lake‘s second season, subtitled China Girl, takes place four years later, in Sydney, Australia, when the body of a girl washes up on the shores of Bondi Beach.

Now would be a good time to revisit the first season, or catch up if you missed it, and Sundance TV is making it very easy to do just that: all seven episodes of Top of the Lake‘s first season are now available to stream on the channel’s website and on-demand app until May 6. Get thee to sundance.tv!