Veteran actor Ciaran Hinds and Odessa Younger have joined Euphoria star Jacob Elordi within the solid of premium Australian miniseries “The Slender Highway to the Deep North.” Manufacturing is now beneath manner.
An adaptation of the Booker Prize-winning novel by Richard Flanaghan, the five-part collection is love story set towards the backdrop of World Conflict II. Manufacturing is by Curio Photos with Prime Video releasing the title in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. In different territories, it distributed by Sony Photos Tv.
Flanaghan’s novel, revealed in 2013, chronicles a century dominated by struggle, with the pressured labor on the Thai-Burma Railway as its dramatic coronary heart. The story is advised by an Australian physician who was taken prisoner throughout World Conflict II and have become an unlikely and uncomfortable hero after the struggle’s finish.
The collection has been in improvement for a number of years and was beforehand introduced on the slate of Fremantle. Principal manufacturing funding is offered by Display Australia, with help from the New South Wales authorities via Display NSW’s Made in NSW and PDV Funds.
The difference, which makes use of a number of time frames, boasts a robust inventive workforce in screenwriter Shaun Grant and director Justin Kurzel. The pair beforehand labored collectively on disturbing Cannes competitors movie “Nitram.” Grant and Kurzel each function government producers, with Alexandra Taussig producing.
Kurzel additionally beforehand directed Cannes competitors movie “Macbeth” and “Murderer’s Creed” and components of Apple TV+ collection “Shantaram.” Grant has writing credit that embrace “Berlin Syndrome” and “Jasper Jones,” David Fincher’s acclaimed Netflix collection “Mindhunter” and have movie “Penguin Bloom,” starring Naomi Watts.
The collection’ different key solid embrace Olivia DeJonge (“Elvis”), Heather Mitchell (“Love Me,” “Upright”), Thomas Weatherall (“Heartbreak Excessive”), Present Kasamatsu, and Simon Baker (“Limbo,” “Breath”).
“The facility of the storytelling, which started with Richard Flanagan’s seminal novel; the brilliance of the inventive workforce, led by Shaun Grant and Justin Kurzel; and our breathtakingly completed solid will make this a landmark manufacturing for Australian tv and a sweeping story to be embraced by audiences around the globe,” mentioned Curio Photos’ Jo Porter and Rachel Gardner.
“ ‘The Slender Highway to the Deep North’ guarantees to be a cinematic, visceral, and simple modern love story, which explores the facility of mateship and the power of the human spirit within the face of adversity,” mentioned Sarah Christie, senior improvement government at Amazon MGM Studios.
Display Australia Head of Content material Grainne Brunsdon, mentioned: “Shaun Grant and Justin Kurzel have created an epic struggle drama from Richard Flanagan’s novel, steeped in love and transformational energy. Filled with grandeur and richness, this collection brings to life the horror and realities of struggle and imprisonment.”