Baz Luhrmann’s Australia to become Disney+ series Faraway Downs

The reimagining of the box office hit Australia will be brought to Queensland for post-production services and visual effects.
Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman in the original Australia film. Image: 20th Century Fox.

The box-office smash Australia (2008), which became the second highest-grossing Australian film of all time, is being transformed into a six part TV series.

For those who need a quick recap of the film: an English aristocrat (Nicole Kidman) travels to Australia in order to save the cattle ranch she inherited. In the process, she befriends a local called Drover (Hugh Jackman) who then helps her accomplish her mission.

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Silvi Vann-Wall is a journalist, podcaster, and filmmaker. They joined ScreenHub as Film Content Lead in 2022. Twitter: @SilviReports