RE­MAK­ING AN I CON I S NO PIC­NIC

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - TV Guide - - News -

SET­TLE in for the best – and ar­guably bold­est – Aus­tralian drama se­ries to hit our screens in years. This six-part adap­ta­tion of Joan Lind­say’s novel moves in a new di­rec­tion to the Peter Weir film but with no less im­pact.

Star­ring cover girl Natalie Dormer – with a lo­cal cast of ex­cel­lence in­clud­ing Ruby Rees, Lily Sul­li­van, Madeleine Mad­den and Yael Stone – this un­rav­els its mys­tery on its terms … slow and lan­guid like the sum­mer sun in some places; shock­ing and un­com­fort­able in oth­ers.

As I’ve writ­ten pre­vi­ously, it de­liv­ers on all the am­bi­tion of Fox­tel and Fre­man­tle Me­dia – with spe­cial props to di­rec­tor Larysa Kon­dracki and writer Beatrix Chris­tian for their con­fi­dence in mak­ing this iconic story their own.

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