Press 25.10.19

THE HUNTING SLAYS INTERNATIONAL AUDIENCES



South Australian-made drama series The Hunting has won international acclaim after premiering in the U.K. this month to rave reviews.

Broadcast on Channel 5 over consecutive nights, the four-part series was named as one of the best shows of the week by The Irish Times, with Scotland’s The Herald calling it “complex, nuanced and unflinching”. The show also garnered four stars from The Telegraph, describing it as “compelling” and “gripping”.

It’s the latest success for the Adelaide-made series which last month broke records to become the highest rating Australian drama ever for SBS, reaching 1.7 million viewers on TV and clocking up 4.2 million views through SBS On Demand.

The Hunting is set to premiere in five more countries worldwide, with rights sold to Sky New Zealand, RTE Ireland, CBC in Canada, IVI in Russia and NPO in the Netherlands

Made by Adelaide’s Closer Productions and supported by the SAFC, The Hunting is the first prime-time drama series to be developed entirely in South Australia.

Find out more about the SAFC and Adelaide Studios here.