A new Australian western drama series is set to go into production next month.
The Southern Star Entertainment drama series for Channel Seven Wild Boys, set in the 1800s about a gang of bushrangers, will be filmed in Sydney.
“It’s fresh, it’s different and everything about it is Australian,” Seven’s head of programming and production Tim Worner said in a statement.
“If you look across the television landscape, you’ll quickly conclude there aren't many bushranger dramas.”
The show will star Daniel MacPherson (City Homicide), Zoe Ventoura (Packed To The Rafters), Michael Dorman (The Secret Life Of Us) and David Field (City Homicide) with further announcements expected soon.
The Wild Boys – Jack, Dan, Conrad and Captain Gunpowder – are making plans for the future, but for now they have to make do with each other as they stage hold-ups keeping one step ahead of the traps, trackers and other outlaws.
Southern Star Entertainment’s Sarah Smith and Julie McGauran will produce along with Seven’s head of drama John Holmes.