Local streaming service Stan announced today that production has begun in South Australia on season 2 of Wolf Creek.
Director Greg McLean and star John Jarratt continue their collaboration in the world of Wolf Creek, with Jarratt reprising his iconic role as the outback apex predator Mick Taylor, who returns with a vengeance after his season 1 showdown.
Joining Jarratt is a diverse and hugely talented cast of stars and newcomers, 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), Stephen Hunter (THE HOBBIT, THE LEFTOVERS) and Chris Haywood (SHINE, MURIEL’S WEDDING, DOGS IN SPACE).
A six-part drama series, Wolf Creek season 2 is a high-end psychological thriller pitting a diverse cast of characters against an inhospitable, remote landscape, whose lethal dangers are personified by the series’ infamous serial killer. Mick Taylor sees an opportunity of a lifetime after a chance encounter with a coach full of tourists from around the globe. The unwitting travellers begin an outback adventure none of them could have imagined.
McLean is showrunner as well as director, alongside award-winning filmmaker Kieran Darcy-Smith (WISH YOU WERE HERE, JACK IRISH) and the hugely accomplished Geoff Bennett (THE SECRET DAUGHTER, LOVE CHILD, BROCK). Lisa Scott (ANZAC GIRLS, JANET KING) and Kerrie Mainwaring (THE SECRET DAUGHTER, PETER ALLEN: NOT THE BOY NEXT DOOR) are producers for the series. Executive producers are Rory Callaghan, Greg Haddrick, Greg McLean, Nick Forward and Rob Gibson. Nick Parsons, Shanti Gudgeon and Mark Dapin are the writers on the series.
Nick Forward, Stan’s Chief Content Officer said “Season 1 of Wolf Creek was a worldwide smash hit, thrilling and delighting Stan subscribers in equal measure, and breaking records all over the place. Season 2 will kick things up a notch: Greg McLean once again electrifying audiences with this new, fresh chapter in the iconic Wolf Creek saga. Season 2 is a breath-taking return to the intimate, character-driven style of the original Wolf Creek movie, set over 6 hour-long episodes of premium drama. Once again, Stan will be the only place you can watch this unique drama, with global premieres internationally to follow.”
McLean said “I’m delighted to be continuing my creative collaboration with Stan to bring this exciting new chapter of the Wolf Creek story to Stan subscribers. We’ll join an amazing cast on a road trip of a lifetime, as they must draw on their inner strength to outwit the terrifying Mick Taylor. John Jarratt returns to take Mick’s dark arts to a whole new level, showcasing the beautiful and dangerous landscapes of the remote outback.”
Wolf Creek is a Screentime (a Banijay Group company) production in association with Emu Creek Pictures, financed with the assistance of the South Australian Film Corporation. International sales are being handled by Banijay/Zodiak.
Wolf Creek Season 2 joins the growing Stan Originals slate of award-winning, fresh and diverse dramas, comedies and movies, including the AACTA Award-winning and Logie Award-nominated series NO ACTIVITY, and ONE NIGHT STAN, a series of full-length stand-up comedy specials and the forthcoming comedy THE OTHER GUY, starring Matt Okine.