Amazon Prime Video has snapped up the U.S. rights to Aussie drama The Kettering Incident starring 2015 AiF Breakthrough Award honoree Elizabeth Debicki and Matthew Le Nevez.
The VOD giant will make the gripping mystery available to Amazon subscribers from September 30, 2016.
The Kettering Incident was commissioned by Foxtel with investment partners Screen Australia and Screen Tasmania. Foxtel holds UK and New Zealand distribution rights and BBC Worldwide holds global distribution rights.
“Following the successful launch of The Kettering Incident in Australia, we are now bringing the mystery drama exclusively to Amazon Prime Video for US audiences to enjoy,” says BBC’s Matt Forde. “Amazon is already home to two of our most beloved programs, Doctor Who and Orphan Black, and we believe that it is the perfect place for this rarefied story.”
Co-created by Victoria Madden and Vincent Sheehan, the eight-episode drama filmed exclusively in Tasmania follows Anna Macy (Debicki), a woman who left Kettering when she was just 14, shortly after her best friend disappeared when they were playing in the forest. When Anna returns 15 years later the town is struggling to survive. The community is being torn apart by clashes between environmentalists and loggers. Anna’s reappearance causes a stir. Theories and rumors persist about what really happened to the girls that night – from Anna killing her best friend to alien abduction. Then another girl disappears. Anna is drawn to discover what really happened, uncovering secrets buried deep in her mind and the heart of Kettering and its people.
Along with Debicki and Le Nevez, the series boasts an impressive cast including Henry Nixon, Anthony Phelan, Damon Gameau, Damien Garvey, Sacha Horler, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Ben Oxenbould, Suzi Dougherty, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Dylan Young and Neil Pigot. Many Tasmanian actors feature in the series including Alison Whyte, Kris McQuade, Brad Kannegiesser, Katie Robertson, Marcus Hensley, Nathan Spencer and Matt Burton.