Amazon Acquires FremantleMedia’s PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK Mini-Series for US!

27 July 2017

American online retail giant Amazon have acquired FremantleMedia‘s mini-series adaptation of PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK for their Prime Video streaming service within the US.

In a deal that is speculated to be the largest commercial sale of an Australian television production to the US, Brian Walsh, Foxtel‘s Executive Director of Television is quoted as saying “the placement ensures that U.S. audiences will see the outstanding craftsmanship of the Australian film and television industry on display, including the performances of an illustrious group of acting newcomers, who will now have their careers launched on the world stage”.

PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK will plunge viewers into the mysterious disappearances of three schoolgirls and one teacher on Valentine’s Day 1900, taking the audience on a new journey into the revered Australian novel through the six part drama, running at an hour an episode.

The production’s cast includes Natalie Dormer (GAME OF THRONES) as English headmistress Mrs Hester Appleyard, Lola Bessis (CASSANDRA) as Mademoiselle Dianne de Poitiers, Yael Stone (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK) as Miss Dora Lumley, Anna McGahan (THE DOCTOR BLAKE MYSTERIES) as Miss Greta McCraw, Sibylla Budd (WINNERS & LOSERS) as Mrs Valange, Lily Sullivan (JUNGLE) as Miranda Reid, Madeleine Madden (TOMORROW WHEN THE WAR BEGAN) as Marion Quade, Samara Weaving (BAD GIRL) as Irma Leopold, Ruby Rees (MISS FISHER’S MURDER MYSTERIES) as Edith Horton and introducing Inez Curro as Sara Waybourne.

PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK will premiere on Foxtel’s Showcase channel in early 2018.