Mystery’s modern reimagining
Picnic at Hanging Rock, Showcase, Sunday at 8.30pm
GAME of Thrones’ Natalie Dormer (pictured) stars in this gripping, surreal reimagining of Joan Lindsay’s iconic Australian novel.
The six-part drama plunges into the mysterious disappearance of three schoolgirls and their governess during a picnic on Valentine’s Day, 1900.
Exploring the event’s far-reaching impact on the students and staff of Appleyard College and its enigmatic headmistress, theories soon abound, paranoia sets in and long-held secrets surface as the rock exerts its strange power and the dark stain of the unsolved mystery continues to spread.
Picnic at Hanging Rock also stars Samara Weaving, Lily Sullivan, Yael Stone, Madeleine Madden, Anna McGahan and Ruby Rees.