Former child actor Brandon Walters and ABC3’s children's host Kayne Tremills have begun filming action-adventure TV series Bushwhacked! in Tasmania.
The series, which aims to intertwine the exploration of Australian landscapes and wildlife with education about Aboriginal culture, will also be filmed in Queensland, the Northern Territory's Red Centre, rural and northern New South Wales, Tasmania’s Eyre Peninsula coastline, and urban Victoria.
Walters will set several challenges for co-host Tremills in the 13-part series, from tagging a tiger snake to swimming with great whites. However, the series will also explore elements of bush survival and Aboriginal culture as Walters introduces Tremills to Aboriginal rights and rituals, as well as bushmen, jackaroos and Aboriginal elders.
It is the first screen project for Walters since he made his screen debut in Baz Luhrmann's epic film, Australia, in 2008.
The series is being produced by North One TV, which previously released Outback United, a documentary tracing the story of Indigenous Australians within football.
North One TV head of programming, Adam Kay, said Bushwhacked! will be an amazing wildlife show but also "open a rare window into Aboriginal culture”.
The series will screen on ABC3 later this year and will receive international distribution by the Australian Children's Television Foundation.