Just when you thought it was safe to travel throughout the Australian Outback, Australia’s most notorious and feared serial killer Mick Taylor has returned, as announced by Australia’s leading local subscription video-on-demand provider Stan with the announcement that the second season of the hit Australian mini-series Wolf Creek will hit screens on December 15.
In the 80s a small movie by the name of Crocodile Dundee was credited to saving the Australian movie industry and put the nation on the map for film industry. Two decades later a small Australian film titled Wolf Creek did the same thing for the horror industry in the country.
Spawning three highly successful movies, and a television mini-series, it has become one of the most easily recognised Australian film franchise – highly regarded as the best horror film this country has produced. The franchise also spawning Wolf Creek: Origins which tells the story of how the main antagonist Mick Taylor turned into the dangerous serial killer he has become – written by award winning author Aaron Sterns.
In the second season of the smash hit Stan Original Series the WOLF CREEK legend continues with a whole new cast and story. A group of international tourists embarks on the Outback adventure of a lifetime, but a chance encounter with trigger-happy pig hunter Mick Taylor (John Jarratt) sets them on a journey none of them could have imagined.
Appearing alongside John Jarratt is an exciting ensemble cast including 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), Charlie Clausen (Home & Away) Stephen Hunter (The Hobbit, The Leftovers) and Chris Haywood (Shine, Muriel’s Wedding).
Joining creator, director and showrunner Greg McLean are AACTA award winning directors Kieran Darcy-Smith (Wish You Were Here, Jack Irish) and Geoff Bennett (The Secret Daughter, Love Child, Brock) who each directed two episodes of the six-part drama series.
Produced by Lisa Scott (Anzac Girls, Janet King) and Kerrie Mainwaring (The Secret Daughter, Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door) with Rory Callaghan, Greg Haddrick, Greg McLean, Nick Forward and Rob Gibson as executive producers, Wolf Creek Season 2 is a Screentime, a Banijay Group company, production in association with Emu Creek Pictures, financed with the assistance of the South Australian Film Corporation.
“With the second season, Greg McLean and the team have delivered a spectacular story of human survival in the most hostile environment on earth. The return of Mick Taylor, alongside a new cast of characters, delivers thrilling, moving drama at its best and we can’t wait to share it with Stan subscribers from 15 December.” said Nick Forward, Stan’s Chief Content Officer.
Rory Callaghan, CEO of Screentime said “Along with our partners Stan, SAFC and Banijay International Screentime looks forward to the launch of the second television series of Wolf Creek in December on Stan. The Screentime team lead by Greg McLean, Greg Haddrick and Lisa Scott have further enhanced Greg McLean’s iconic creative vision for Wolf Creek. The cast and crew have given us everything we asked for and more and the support from South Australia has been second to none.”
CEO of the South Australian Film Corporation, Annabelle Sheehan said “SAFC is delighted to see the launch of the new Wolf Creek series. Wolf Creek is an original concept deeply embedded in the landscape of South Australia, which has enjoyed great national and international success, and provided significant employment for South Australians throughout its journey from feature film to global television brand. We have been pleased to support the fantastic creative energy of Greg McLean together with Screentime’s Greg Haddrick and Lisa Scott and their work with South Australian key creatives and our world-class crews.”
The six-part mini-series of Wolf Creek Season 2 will be available to Binge watch on December 15 on Stan – first time subscribers can sign up to a 30-day free trial on the Stan website giving viewers the perfect opportunity to binge watch the critically acclaimed first season as they wait for the new season to become available.
*Don’t forget to check out the Horror Australia YouTube Channel on December 1st for our in depth overview of the Wolf Creek franchise and what you can expect from Wolf Creek Season 2.