Cameras roll on second season of Stan’s ‘Wolf Creek’
'Wolf Creek' season one.
Production has begun in South Australia on the second season of Stan's Wolf Creek, with showrunner Greg McLean once again in the director's chair.
John Jarratt reprises the role of Mick Taylor, and will be joined by Tess Haubrich (Alien: Covenant), Matt Day (Rake, Paper Giants, Underbelly, Kiss or Kill), Ben Oxenbould (Comedy Inc., The Kettering Incident, The Code), Laura Wheelwright (Animal Kingdom), Stephen Hunter (The Hobbit, The Leftovers) and Chris Haywood (Shine, Muriel's Wedding, Dogs in Space).
Of the second season McLean said: "We’ll join an amazing cast on a road trip of a lifetime, as they must draw on their inner strength to outwit the terrifying Mick Taylor. John Jarratt returns to take Mick’s dark arts to a whole new level, showcasing the beautiful and dangerous landscapes of the remote outback.”
Joining McLean in directing will be Kieran Darcy-Smith (Wish You Were Here, Jack Irish) and Geoff Bennett (The Secret Daughter, Love Child Brock), while producers are Lisa Scott (ANZAC Girls, Janet King) and Kerrie Mainwaring (The Secret Daughter, Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door). The six episodes have been penned by Nick Parsons, Shanti Gudgeon and Mark Dapin.
The first season of Wolf Creek was one of Stan's most successful premieres to date, with the series exceeding 500,000 views within days of its launch. It went on to sell to Lionsgate in the US, as well as Fox UK.
Stan's chief content officer Nick Forward said: “Season 1 of Wolf Creek was a worldwide smash hit, thrilling and delighting Stan subscribers in equal measure, and breaking records all over the place. Season 2 will kick things up a notch: Greg McLean once again electrifying audiences with this new, fresh chapter in the iconic Wolf Creek saga. Season 2 is a breath-taking return to the intimate, character-driven style of the original Wolf Creek movie, set over 6 hour-long episodes of premium drama.”
Wolf Creek is one of several original series on Stan's line-up No Activity, One Night Stan and upcoming Matt Okine comedy The Other Guy.
The second series is produced by Screentime in association with Emu Creek Pictures, and is financed with the assistance of the South Australian Film Corporation. International sales are being handled by Banijay/Zodiak.