- Not Rated
- 5 Seasons
The Australian version of Rake stars Richard Roxburgh as a Sydney barrister named Cleaver Greene who works on cases that the majority of other barristers and lawyers would not touch. This is largely because the clients he faces are largely guilty of the crimes for which they are being tried. Cleaver is a morally bankrupt character who has few qualms when it comes to who he sleeps with and how he goes about defending his clients. Rake defends different defendants in each episode, with the surrounding cast of characters who work alongside him affected in different ways by his philandering and hard living ways. On many occasions, Cleaver Greene spends a large amount of his time battling problems in his personal life, which is consistently on the verge of unraveling under the weight of his money and personal problems. Throughout the seasons of rake, Cleaver spends much of his time defending clients he does not like and usually knows are guilty of the crimes they are charged with, meaning he must find inventive ways of defending his clients.