FOX UK acquires psychological thriller series Wolf Creek, based on the feature film of the same name
FOX UK have acquired the six part psychological thriller series Wolf Creek, based on the feature film of the same name. John Jarratt reprises his role as murder Mick Taylor, “…wreaking havoc in the Australian Outback” for the adaptation. However, unlike the source material, the plot takes a turn when his victim fights back and we follow her on her journey to seek revenge for her family.
FOX describes the series as follows…
Wolf Creek 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, with the roles reversed and the hunter becoming the hunted. A Tarantino-esque revenge tale, Wolf Creek reveals Eve’s complex and extraordinary journey, as she evolves from child to adult, from prey to predator. But can she triumph over Mick Taylor, evil incarnate?
Toby Etheridge, Head of Programming, FOX UK had the following to say:
Wolf Creek is a slick and tense psychological drama boasting gnarly thrills and heart-stopping tension. FOX is renowned for its high-quality horror hits including exorcism drama Outcast and the American Horror Story franchise, making Wolf Creek a perfect addition to our portfolio. Mick Taylor may not be good for tourism, but he’s great for entertainment!”.
Chris Stewart, VP Sales & Acquisitions, also commented:
“Zodiak Rights is delighted to be partnering with FOX to bring this fantastic series to UK viewers. Wolf Creek terrified a generation when the original film released in 2005 and with the same creative team at the helm, this brand new series is guaranteed to provide another premium dose of tension and terror!”
In addition to John Jarratt, the series also stars Lucy Fry as Eve Thorogood and Dustin Clare as Sullivan. It was adapted for television by Peter Gawler, Greg McLean and Felicity Packard and is directed by Tony Tilse. Wolf Creek will premiere in the UK on Tuesday 30th August at 10pm on FOX.
View the trailer below:
Image credits: FOX UK