F.Y.I.

New drama Wake In Fright coming to Ten

New drama series and thriller, Wake In Fright is set to air on Network Ten and WIN Network.

The announcement:

Psychological thriller Wake In Fright is one of the greatest Australian stories ever told. More than 50 years after the book was first published, a new generation of fans is set to be enthralled when a new two-part television adaptation premieres on TEN and WIN Network.

Written by Australian journalist and novelist Kenneth Cook, the classic 1961 novel left an unforgettable imprint on Australian culture.

TEN’s contemporary interpretation of Wake In Fright centres on a dangerous string of events, set in motion in the eerie outback town of Bundanyabba, or the Yabba as it is dubbed by locals.

“It’s the best little town on earth. And we’re pretty simple folk here. The Yabba’s been good to me, it could be pretty good to you too.” These are the ominous words uttered by Police Sergeant Jock Crawford (David Wenham) as he meets young, stranded school teacher John Grant (Sean Keenan). The words preface a series of dangerous actions, reckless decisions and wild mistakes that change John’s life forever and will have viewers on the edge of their seats.

Featuring Sean Keenan (Glitch, Puberty Blues) as John Grant, Wake In Fright comprises an all-star cast that includes David Wenham (Lion, Top Of The Lake, Lord Of The Rings) as Jock Crawford, Alex Dimitriades (The Slap, Underbelly) as Evan “Doc” Tydonas, Caren Pistorius (Offspring) as Janette Hynes, Gary Sweet (House Husbands, Police Rescue) as Tim Hynes and Robyn Malcolm (Upper Middle Bogan, Rake) as Ursula Hynes.

Set in one of the most inhospitable places on earth – the Australian outback – there are few stories as original or compelling as Wake In Fright. Told through the eyes of John Grant, this remarkable television event is set to thrill and captivate viewers.

Source: Ten

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