The Clearing is a brilliant new drama that has now launched on Disney+ – which tells the harrowing story of a cult that abducts young children. We had the pleasure in speaking to two of the show’s leads, Teresa Palmer and Miranda Otto, both blessed with brilliantly complex and nuanced characters.

Below you can listen to both interviews in their entirety, as we did podcast-style interviews on this occasion, rather than video content. But the chats are fascinating as we delve into the themes of the show, their collaborations with each other and the likes of Guy Pearce, while we also ask why it is that Australians just seem so adept at making such dark content, which trust us, is a compliment.

Teresa Palmer

Miranda Otto


A woman is forced to confront the nightmares of her past in order to stop a secret cult intent on gathering children to fulfil its master plan.

The Clearing is available to watch now on Disney+