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Foxtel to screen ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’ adaptation in 2017

Foxtel will screen a TV adaptation of Joan Lindsay’s 1967 novel Picnic at Hanging Rock in 2017, reports Fairfax.

The ‘re-imagined’ adaptation is being produced by Fremantle Media and is written by Beatrix Christian and Alice Addison.

Foxtel’s head of drama Penny Win said the 1975 film adaptation was ‘pivotal in establishing the modern Australian film industry’. ‘The series, based on the classic novel, will take viewers on a new and in-depth journey into this incredibly iconic Australian story’.

Fremantle Media head of drama Jo Porter said the series would explore the novel’s ‘underlying themes of gender, control, identity and burgeoning sexuality’.

The mini-series will comprise six one-hour length episodes.


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