Wolf Creek Television Series to Air 2016

Wolf Creek: The Series Part I of II -Overview

Wolf Creek released in 2005 and spawned a sequel in 2013. The premise centers on and around the Australian outback. This is the pivotal no man’s land, a place devoid of  tourist attractions. Foreigners foolish enough to venture through these parts will meet their demise. This is Mick Taylor’s territory, a serial killer with a penchant for sadism.

Greg McLean penned the script to “Wolf Creek”. Aaron Sterns collaborated in writing efforts for the second installment. Greg McLean serves as director to each film. “Wolf Creek” opened the door for Australia cinema as the next source of the foreign Horror market.

“Wolf Creek” opened the door for Australia cinema as the next source of the foreign Horror market. Although the film claims a basis on true events this not the case.  Serial murders committed by Ivan Milat, Bradely Murdoch and the Snowtown murderers may have seeded the idea. Yet, neither of these crimes or its perpetrators had authentic depiction within the film.

The film aims to pacify the welcoming demeanor established by iconic tourist friendly films. Australia offers a seedy underbelly much as anywhere else in the world. This sense of danger is the basis to Mclean’s horror film. Director Greg Mclean offered the following comment on his approach with “Wolf Creek”. Mclean stated:

“The Australian culture is bright sunny beaches, Crocodile Dundee and all that kind of shit, and the shadow side of that is xenophobia, homophobia, sexism, racism, all that kind of stuff that we squash down but is alive and well”.

The synopsis to “Wolf Creek” reads as follows:

Ben, Liz and Kristy; backpackers stranded in the Australian outback, are befriended by a local who is a sadistic psychopath that will plunge them into a hellish nightmare of insufferable torture.

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The synopsis to “Wolf Creek 2” reads as follows: 

The outback once more becomes a place of horror as another unwitting tourist becomes the prey for crazed, serial-killing pig-hunter Mick Taylor.

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Television Adaptation

Stan, launched as Austrialia’s premier subscription video on demand (SVOD) provider in 2015. immediately thereafter the content provider set its goals on developing original content. Three projects were green-lit for production. Each project will schedule to broadcast in 2016 on Stan. One of the projects considered is based on the Horror film franchise; “Wolf Creek”.

Production for the “Wolf Creek” television adaptation began on the 8th of October 2016. The series filmed on location within the Southern region of Australia.

Greg McLean returns as director. Sharing directorial duties is Tony Tilse. Serving as producers are Peter Gawler and Elisa Argenzio. Greg Haddrick, Greg McLean, Jo Rooney, Andy Ryan, Nick Forward, and Rob Gibson serve as executive producers.

“Wolf Creek” will air on Stan by mid-2016. The six episodic mini-series will release at once. An official premier date has not been announced.  The tonality of the series will differ from the film incarnation. The latest chapter to the franchise is a psychological Thriller. The gritty display of sadism may or may not make an appearance in the”Wolf Creek” television series.

The plot summary to “Wolf Creek: The Series” reads as follows:

Wolf Creek, a six-part drama series, is a psychological thriller set in the world that fans of the films will recognise – but this time things are different. At first the pattern is familiar: Mick Taylor targets an American tourist family to terrorise and destroy. But the tables are turned when 19-year-old Eve survives the massacre and starts to rebuild her shattered existence by embarking on a mission of revenge.

excerpt Streaming service Stan Press Release

Actor John Jarratt reprises the role of serial killer Mick Taylor. Below is a summary of the cast and associated roles.

Cast:

[one_half] Lucy Fry [/one_half][one_half_last]Eve[/one_half_last]

[one_half] John Jarratt[/one_half][one_half_last]Mick Taylor[/one_half_last]

[one_half] Dustin Clare[/one_half][one_half_last] Sullivan Hill[/one_half_last]

[one_half] Eddie Baroo[/one_half][one_half_last]Ginger [/one_half_last]

[one_half] Alicia Gardiner[/one_half][one_half_last]Janice[/one_half_last]

Sources

Convictcreations.com

mumbrella.com.au

streamdaily.tv

 

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