The Code is an Australian drama series written and produced for television by Shelley Birse, one of Australia's most notable screenwriters. Each season consists of six episodes and revolves around a different story. Season one, for example, starts with a collision between a stolen vehicle and a transport truck in the middle of nowhere, while season 2 gets going with the murder of two Australian nationals in West Papua. The constant factor in The Code are the brothers Ned and Jesse Banks, and Hani Parande, a student and hacktivist who becomes friends with Jesse. Ned Banks, a journalist, is portrayed by Dan Spielman (Deep Water, The Secret Life of Us), his brother Jesse, a hacker, is played by Ashley Zukerman (Rush, Manhattan), and the role of Hani is interpreted by Adele Perovic (SLiDE, Fell).