Production on a television drama about the 1915 Gallipoli landing will begin next year.
Channel Nine has announced its commitment to the production, which will screen in 2015 in honour of the 100th anniversary of the battle.
The network has stated the series will be the “most ambitious television drama in Australian history.”
By the time it hits Australian screens, Gallipoli will have been three years in the making and will be over eight hours in length.
Channel Nine has described the series as being, “the definitive dramatization of the battle that shaped the Anzac legend.”
Gallipoli is set to look at not only the experiences of the Australian diggers in the trenches, but the Turkish soldiers, the wives and families back at home, the journalists who reported on the battle and the political intrigue in Australia and London.
The series will be directed by Glendyn Ivin (Beaconsfield, Puberty Blues) and produced by John Edwards (Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War, Beaconsfield, Paper Giants), Imogen Banks (Puberty Blues, Offspring) and Robert Connolly (produced Balibo and The Boys, directed Underground: The Julian Assange Story and The Slap).