Wolf Creek series heads to UK TV screens this summer
James R | On 04, Aug 2016
Wolf Creek the TV series will premiere on FOX UK this summer.
Based on the international hit feature film of the same name, John Jarratt reprises his role as murdering psychopath Mick Taylor, wreaking havoc in the Australian outback, where 30,000 people go missing every year.
The six-part thriller follows American teenager Eve Thorogood (Lucy Fry, 11.22.63) on holiday with her family in Northern Australia. Sadistic killer Mick targets the family, viciously slaughtering them for his own twisted pleasure. Seriously injured, Eve survives the massacre of her parents and little brother, and sets out to bring the killer to justice. And so begins a chilling game of cat and mouse, but with the roles reversed.
Billed as a “Tarantino-esque revenge tale”, Wolf Creek is adapted for television by Peter Gawler, Greg McLean and Felicity Packard. The show is a Stan Original Series, produced by Screentime and distributed by Zodiak Rights, both Banijay Group companies, in association with Emu Creek Pictures and financed with the assistance of Screen Australia and the South Australian Film Corporation.
The show premieres on FOX UK on Tuesday 30th August, with non-pay-TV users able to watch the show live and on-demand for £6.99 a month through Sky’s contract-free streaming service, NOW. For those who prefer pay-per-view, Eureka Entertainment will release every episode digitally on-demand after their broadcast, starting Thursday 1st September. Each episode will be available as a download-to-own title via iTunes, Amazon, PS and Xbox. The whole box set will then arrive on DVD and Blu-ray on Monday 6th October, just in time for Halloween.
Ruth Brukarz-Schofield at Eureka Entertainment says the package will be a “most own” for fans of the first two Wolf Creek movies, as well as genre and horror fans.
“We look forward to working alongside Fox TV and helping the show reach a wider UK audience, ahead of the third movie in the series. We expect this will be the first of many international TV titles to add to Eureka’s roster, alongside our award winning and critically acclaimed Masters of Cinema Series, as we celebrate the current culture of binge watching.”