Channel 10 commissions miniseries Bikie Wars: Brothers In Arms
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.