Irreverent: Release date, cast, synopsis, trailer & more

Irreverent is an Australian drama television miniseries telling the events of a Chicago criminal mediator who finds himself on the run in order to survive.

Release date

Irreverent premieres on 30 November 2022 on Peacock in the United States and on Netflix in Australia and New Zealand.

Cast and creators

  • Colin Donnell as Paulo
  • P. J. Byrne as Mackenzie
  • Kylie Bracknell as Piper
  • Tegan Stimson as Daisy
  • Wayne Blair as Peter
  • Jason Wilder as Aidan
  • Calen Tassone as Harry

Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky and Lucy Gaffy

Produced by Paddy Macrae and Tom Hoffie

Official Synopsis

“A criminal mediator from Chicago is forced to flee his life and everything he knows and hide out in a small Australian reef community in Far North Queensland posing as the new church Reverend. “Reverend Mackenzie Boyd” (not his real name) has made a mess so bad he can never go home, but he’s going to need all his considerable street smarts to pull off posing as clergy – something he doesn’t know the first thing about. If he slips up, he’s dead and, after a lifetime of crime, doing good work is not something that comes naturally. But “Mack” finds himself in a small beach town, with no phone or internet, amongst a community that is filled with people desperate for connection and crying out for a leader. What at first seems like a perfect hiding place from the Chicago mob quickly becomes Mack’s home. But as he reluctantly settles into his new life, Chicago commences the hunt.  The only way he will be able to stay off their radar will be to maintain the illusion that he is a Reverend. To do that though, Mack will have to appear to care. Trouble for Mack is, after all that pretending, it may just become a little bit real.”

Other details

Ten 60-minute episodes of the irreverent series were produced in collaboration with Netflix and Peacock, Australia. NBCUniversal Global Distribution will handle distribution.


Paulo killed another person in the criminal underground. He travelled all the way from Chicago to a small Australian town posing as a Reverend. It does seem that at least one of his followers is aware that he is a fraud. He must continue to lie, though, or the Chicago mob will find him and eliminate him. 

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