Set in the near future, Cleverman focuses on a group of non-humans battling for survival in a world where humans’ inferiority complexes make us want to silence, exploit and kill them. It is also a story of two estranged Indigenous brothers who are forced together to fight for their own survival.
Koen must unite the hairy and human people of the Zone, who have scattered and disappeared across the City after the demolishing of their home.
Waruu takes a position in government for the Inclusion Initiative. Koen vows to do whatever he can to help the Hairy people.
Koen grows in power and understanding as he spends time with Uncle Jimmy. Meanwhile, Waruu discovers a dangerous new creature and is led by an old story to a substance he believes can vanquish the Cleverman.
Koen fears his powers are diminishing; Darana is appalled by Jarli's actions; Waruu learns vital information about the nulla nulla.
Koen targets Waruu's power base and confronts him, demanding he close the Inclusion Clinic. Waruu is unintimidated as he believes he has a very special weapon. Slade has Waruu's hair DNA tested and is stunned by the results.