Rake

Rake

  • Not Rated
  • 2014
  • 5 Seasons
  • 8.5  (6,481)

"Rake" started out in Australia and moved to the US. Not in real life, but on TV. It's an action-packed comedy-drama from show runner Peter Duncan starring, in the American version, Greg Kinnear, Peter Tolan, Richard Roxburgh, who is also in the Aussie version, and Michael Wimer. Fedora Entertainment, Sony Pictures Television, and Essential Media are the production companies. Kinnear stars as Keegan Deane, otherwise known as Rake. Miranda Otto plays his former wife, psychiatrist Maddy Deane. John Ortiz is Rake's best buddy from law school. The premise is Rake defends criminals, but his primary concern centers around personal trials. He leads a self-destructive lifestyle battling against everybody with his wits. He takes on judges, district attorneys, and the man, along with a variety of quirky opponents like his bookie and IRS agents. Initial episodes were directed by Sam Raimi and written by Peter Duncan. They come out of the procedural legal drama school meaning they go through the courtroom process as the story unfolds. They revolve around Rake's attempts to balance his professional responsibilities with his stormy personal life. He defends quirky criminals in serious situations while trying to pay off gambling debts and dealing with obstructive police officers.

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Seasons
Greene v The Reckoning
8. Greene v The Reckoning
October 7, 2018
After single-handedly causing the breakdown of Australian-Chinese diplomacy, Cleaver is evicted, and Jakub calls in his debt. To further complicate matters, Fuzz returns home and runs into Missy, while Nicole faces legal problems.
Greene v Midwinter
7. Greene v Midwinter
September 30, 2018
As war with China and a cabinet reshuffle loom, politicians prepare for the annual Mid-Winter Ball. Cleaver searches for a date, but he has bigger problems when a journalist finds out that he has been renting out his government-paid apartment for profit.
Greene v The Unflushables
6. Greene v The Unflushables
September 23, 2018
A catastrophic plumbing problem at Cleaver's house inadvertently brings Cleaver into the government gas-explosion cover-up. Ahead of his date court date with Penny, Cleaver falls into more debt with his driver, Jakub.
Greene v Diaries
5. Greene v Diaries
September 16, 2018
Unaware of a new memo mandating all politicians' schedules must be released to the public, Cleaver attends a rugby game and meets with a video game lobbyist who looks familiar. David visits Wendy's practice, and Cleaver faces pressure from both sides on the vote for the prime minister's treaty.
Gold & Greene v Red
4. Gold & Greene v Red
September 9, 2018
Penny serves Cleaver with a defamation suit, while Parliament is embroiled in a heated debate about the future of an iconic Australian ice cream. Cleaver faces staffing issues when Missy shows up at his house under the impression that she is his new press secretary.
Evans v Greene
3. Evans v Greene
September 2, 2018
After forgetting his suit at a costume party, Cleaver is forced to perform his senatorial duties in a zebra costume, making an enemy of his right-wing colleague, Senator Penny Evans. Wendy starts to lose her grip after an argument with Missy, until she receives a job offer in Canberra.
Greene v The United States
2. Greene v The United States
August 26, 2018
When the American defense secretary goes missing after partying all night with Cleaver, the US Secret Service frame Cleaver in a sexting scandal. As Cleaver tries to clear his name, Australian officials scramble to sign a peace treaty.
Greene v The World
1. Greene v The World
August 19, 2018
Now a senator in Canberra, Cleaver makes waves with an unconventional maiden speech and causes the resignation of the governor general. After a noxious gas attack on New Parliament House, government officials are forced to relocate to the old Museum of Australian Democracy.
Description

"Rake" started out in Australia and moved to the US. Not in real life, but on TV. It's an action-packed comedy-drama from show runner Peter Duncan starring, in the American version, Greg Kinnear, Peter Tolan, Richard Roxburgh, who is also in the Aussie version, and Michael Wimer. Fedora Entertainment, Sony Pictures Television, and Essential Media are the production companies.

Kinnear stars as Keegan Deane, otherwise known as Rake. Miranda Otto plays his former wife, psychiatrist Maddy Deane. John Ortiz is Rake's best buddy from law school. The premise is Rake defends criminals, but his primary concern centers around personal trials. He leads a self-destructive lifestyle battling against everybody with his wits. He takes on judges, district attorneys, and the man, along with a variety of quirky opponents like his bookie and IRS agents.

Initial episodes were directed by Sam Raimi and written by Peter Duncan. They come out of the procedural legal drama school meaning they go through the courtroom process as the story unfolds. They revolve around Rake's attempts to balance his professional responsibilities with his stormy personal life. He defends quirky criminals in serious situations while trying to pay off gambling debts and dealing with obstructive police officers.Rake is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (45 episodes). The series first aired on January 23, 2014.

Rake is available for streaming on the FOX website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Rake on demand at Amazon Prime, Netflix, Amazon, The Roku Channel, Hoopla, Apple TV and Crackle.

  • Premiere Date
    January 23, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    8.5  (6,481)