The Ket­ter­ing In­ci­dent

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Sea­son 1 BBC First (*119) 20:00 & 21:00 Su­per­nat­u­ral thriller Some­thing odd is hap­pen­ing in Aussie su­per­nat­u­ral thriller se­ries The Ket­ter­ing In­ci­dent (2016-cur­rent). The eight­part show was filmed in Tas­ma­nia and cen­tres on a woman and the two cases she’s mys­te­ri­ously linked to af­ter two teens go miss­ing 15 years apart in the small Aus­tralian town of Ket­ter­ing.

Lon­don-based doc Anna Macy (El­iz­a­beth De­bicki, Jed in thriller The Night Man­ager, 2016) left Ket­ter­ing as a teen af­ter her friend Gillian Bax­ter (Mi­randa Ben­nett) went miss­ing while the girls were rid­ing their bikes in the For­bid­den For­est. Anna was found eight hours later cov­ered in blood and all that she re­mem­bered was flash­ing lights in the woods. Back in the present day, Anna is still suf­fer­ing black­outs and El­iz­a­beth says that be­ing an ac­tress is very sim­i­lar to Anna’s sit­u­a­tion. “Strangely, what I found most re­lat­able to Anna is that sense of her be­ing bound be­tween two worlds but not know­ing who she is,” Liz says, adding that an ac­tor’s life is an odd ex­is­tence. “It sur­prises you how re­moved you can feel from re­al­ity.”

In episode 1 (31 Au­gust), Anna wakes up in a rental car in Ket­ter­ing – worlds away from her black­out three days ear­lier in Lon­don. And she’s blamed when an­other teenager goes miss­ing by the end of the episode. Ac­cord­ing to Liz, the main theme of the show is the idea that “the thing that most scares you is the thing you are most drawn to – like a moth to a flame”. Cin­e­matog­ra­pher Ari Weg­ner re­veals that us­ing cam­era tricks added to the mini-se­ries’s mys­te­ri­ous feel. “I filmed cer­tain scenes as if things were in Anna’s crosshairs, in the cen­tre of the frame,” Ari says omi­nously. “Mov­ing slowly, we give an il­lu­sion of some­thing be­ing pulled to­ward Anna. That cre­ates ten­sion for the view­ers…”

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