“Romper Stomper” is heading to the U.K. after the BBC
bought the Australian series, a sequel to the controversial 1992 movie of the same name that launched Russell Crowe
to fame. The BBC will run the drama on its online BBC Three
channel later this year.
Crowe played the lead role of Hando in the film, the head of a gang of violent neo-Nazis
. The series is set 25 years later and tracks the exploits of a new generation of far-right activists, as well as the anti-fascists lining up against them. The film was Australian director Geoffrey Wright
’s first, and he helms the six-part follow-up series, which was greenlit by Australian streaming service Stan.
There is no Hando in the series, but the show’s lineage is reflected in the cast, with Dan Wyllie
(“Love My Way
”) and Jacqueline McKenzie (“The 4400
”) reprising their big-screen roles.
The cast is otherwise a mix of well-known Australian actors