Peter Weir's ethereally strange Australian classic Picnic At Hanging Rock is being adapted into a TV series...
Atmospheric 1975 Australian film Picnic At Hanging Rock is the latest feature to inspire a television adaptation. Fremantle Australia and Foxtel are planning to produce a six-episode miniseries of the story.
The new series will be adapted from Joan Lindsay's 1967 book of the same name by screenwriters Beatrix Christian and Alice Addison. Casting is still underway on the adaptation, the film version of which notably featured a young Jacki Weaver and Vivean Gray.
The story tells of the unsolved mysterious disappearance of a group of schoolgirls and their teacher on a school outing on Valentine's Day, 1900. Ambiguous, eerie and captivating, Peter Weir's film adaptation is a modern Australian classic.
Australian viewers can expect to see the new series on pay-tv in 2017. We'll keep you posted of any international broadcast options picked up.