FOX UK acquires ‘Wolf Creek’ TV adaptation
30,000 people go missing in Australia each year, with 90% found within the first month. The rest are never seen again…
Remember 2005, when we were all mentally scarred for life by Australian horror film Wolf Creek? Well we’re in luck, as that psychological torment we’ve just about recovered from is coming back, in a full six hours of new programming!
It has been announced today that FOX UK has acquired the television series Wolf Creek, adapted from the international hit feature film of the same name, in which John Jarratt reprises his role as murdering psychopath Mick Taylor as he wreaks havoc in the Australian Outback.
The new series follows American teenager Eve Thorogood (Lucy Fry, 11.22.63) as she vacations 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. 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 at FOX UK, has said of the acquisition: “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, 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!”
Wolf Creek will premiere on FOX UK on Tuesday 30th August at 10pm. Until then, check out the chilling series trailer below: