Take a sneak peek at The Secret River, the landmark two part television mini series adapted from Kate Grenville’s award winning novel. The highly anticipated series airs on ABC on Sunday, 14 June and Sunday, 21 June at 8.30pm.
The Secret River tells the deeply personal story of William and Sal Thornhill, early convict colonists in New South Wales. William Thornhill’s claim over a piece of land he titles ‘Thornhill’s Point’ on the beautiful and remote Hawkesbury River brings his family and neighbours into a fight for survival with the traditional custodians of the land they have settled on. Thornhill is driven by an oppressed, impoverished past and a desperate need to provide a safe home for his beloved family in a strange, foreboding land.
The Secret River is an epic tragedy in which a good man is compelled by desperation, fear, ambition and love for his family to participate in a crime of inhuman savagery. It allows an audience, two hundred years later, to have a personal insight into the trouble heart of this nation’s foundation story.
Penned by two of Australia’s most talented and internationally successful screenwriters, Jan Sardi and Mac Gudgeon, the series is directed by Daina Reid and produced by Stephen Luby. The cast includes Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Mr Selfridge, Raven, Dracula) as William, and AACTA Award-winner Sarah Snook (Sisters of War, Predestination, Not Suitable For Children). Also starring is Lachy Hulme, Tim Minchin, Genevieve Lemon and Trevor Jamieson.
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