Channel 10 commissions miniseries Bikie Wars: Brothers In Arms

23 March, 2011 by Sam Dallas

Another drama series featuring one of the country’s “most heinous criminal events” has been commissioned by Channel Ten.

From the makers of Nine's Underbelly comes six-part miniseries Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms, which will focus on the leadup to the 1984 ‘Milperra Massacre’ between two rival bikie gangs.


Seven people were killed in the Father’s Day massacre, including a 14-year-old innocent female bystander.

Creatives for the Screentime production include writer/executive producer Greg Haddrick (Underbelly, Cloudstreet) and writer/series producer Roger Simpson (Satisfaction, Stingers).

“The Milperra Massacre is a unique moment in our history and in many ways marks a time when the culture of bikie gangs began a period of fundamental change,” Screentime executive producer Des Monaghan said in a statement.

Furthermore Ten’s chief programming officer David Mott said it was one of the most sought-after properties in television.

“This event mini-series will shine a light on this fascinating tribal culture and its code of honour – as intriguing now as it was when the word ‘Milperra’ became synonymous with one of our blackest days,” he said.

The miniseries, based on best-selling Sandra Harvey/Lindsay Simpson book Brothers In Arms, will be broadcast in 2012.