Suspense Thriller “WOLF CREEK” Premieres This October, Exclusively on Pop

30,000 people go missing in Australia each year, with 90 percent
found within the first month.

The rest are never seen

Inspired by the Iconic Cult Film and
Executive Produced by its Creator/Director Greg McLean, WOLF CREEK
Premieres on Friday, October 14 at 10:00 PM, ET/PT as a Six-Episode
Limited Series Television Event

View The Trailer:

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Inspired by one of the most terrifying, cult movie franchises ever
released in theaters, named one of “The 25 best horror movies since
2000” (AV Squad), one of “The 100 Best Horror films” (Time Out), and one
of “The 25 Best Horror Movies Since The Shining” (Vulture), the
six-part television event, WOLF CREEK, is a psychological thriller
premiering exclusively on Pop on Friday, October
14 at 10:00 PM, ET/PT

In conjunction with Lionsgate Television and Zodiak Rights (a Banijay
Group company), the WOLF CREEK television series on Pop stars John
Jarratt, who reprises his movie role as the murdering psychopath Mick
Taylor, wreaking havoc in the Australian Outback—except this time,
things are different. The television series immediately turns the entire
genre on its head when a 19-year-old American college student, played by
rising star Lucy Fry, survives the massacre of her parents and little
brother and sets out to hunt down the killer and avenge her family.

Based on true events, the original WOLF CREEK movie was introduced in
2005 at the Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals before achieving global
box office success and cult film status among horror fans around the

“WOLF CREEK is holy !#@$! scary!” said Greg McLean, Executive Producer
of the WOLF CREEK television series and the writer, director and
producer of the WOLF CREEK movies. “The television series delivers the
same pulse-pounding tension and terror of the films combined with a
storyline that evolves into a suspense filled, character
driven psychological thriller. In many ways, WOLF CREEK is more like a
Western—set in the untamed, desolate landscape of the Australian
Outback, with gritty characters and an immersive story of revenge and
good versus evil.”

“WOLF CREEK is a binge-worthy, premium revenge tale that we are thrilled
to bring fans at the perfect time of the year,” said Brad Schwartz,
President, Pop. “To turn everything you expect from a horror film around
and hunt the psychopath through a strong and singularly-focused female
protagonist is thrilling to watch. It is probably the scariest series to
ever premiere on basic cable and will have viewers hooked 13:40 minutes
into the first episode.”

The story of WOLF CREEK begins when an American family is on vacation in
Northern Australia and becomes the unsuspecting prey of Mick Taylor, a
sadistic serial killer who hunts and kills tourists in the Outback. The
sole survivor is Eve Thorogood, a college student, who vows to bring the
killer to justice or die in the attempt. The story of WOLF CREEK reveals
her complex and extraordinary journey, traveling every step of the way
as she evolves from child to adult, from prey to predator. But can she
triumph over Mick Taylor, evil incarnate?

John Jarratt is a television and film actor, producer and director from
Australia. Jarratt is best known for his chilling performance as the
iconic character Mick Taylor in the feature films “Wolf Creek” and “Wolf
Creek 2.” His previous credits also include Peter Weir’s “Picnic At
Hanging Rock,” Baz Luhrmann’s “Australia” and Quentin Tarantino’s
“Django Unchained.”

Lucy Fry is a film and television actress. Most recently, Fry starred
opposite James Franco in the Warner Bros. for Hulu mini-series
“11.22.63.” She is also known for her roles in director Joseph Castelo’s
indie film “The Preppie Connection,” the Cinelou Films feature “Mr.
Church,” the Universal feature “The Darkness,” and Mark Waters’ fantasy
feature “Vampire Academy.”

A STAN original, WOLF CREEK is produced by Screentime (a Banijay Group
company), in association with Emu Creek Pictures and financed with the
assistance of Screen Australia and the South Australian Film Corporation.


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diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution,
television programming and syndication, home entertainment,
international distribution and sales, branded channel platforms,
interactive ventures and games, and location-based entertainment. The
Company has nearly 80 television shows on 40 different networks spanning
its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses. These
include the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black, the
syndication successes The Wendy Williams Show and Celebrity Name Game
(with FremantleMedia), the breakout series The Royals and the Golden
Globe-nominated dramedy Casual.

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concert film Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain and Pantelion Films’
Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film
ever released in the U.S.

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motion picture and television titles that is an important source of
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Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain
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Zodiak Rights is the international distribution division of Banijay
Group, a leading creator and producer of TV content worldwide. Zodiak
Rights represents quality, excellence and experience in the business of
television and ancillary sales across all platforms. It is one of the
world’s biggest independent distributors, with a catalogue of more than
20,000 hours of globally best-selling content across all genres
including drama, formats, factual, entertainment, theatrical. 50% of the
catalogue is third party programming from independent producers and
networks throughout the world.

Zodiak Rights’ scripted programming includes big-budget Canal+ flagship
drama Versailles sold in more than 135 territories;
Screentime’s Wolf Creek, based on the international hit
feature films; original Belgian French-language drama Public Enemy,
winner of the inaugural MIPDrama Screenings; The Returned,
an International Emmy Award winner, trilingual political suspense
thriller Occupied; Wallander, the BAFTA
award-winning drama series for BBC One starring Kenneth Branagh; Braquo,
the top-rating French drama; and critically acclaimed Irish serial drama Rebellion.

Zodiak Rights’ theatrical portfolio includes: Millennium: The
(The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Girl
Who Played With Fire, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest
and UK box office smash The Inbetweeners 1 & 2.

Finished programming and format highlights include global smash format Wife
; legendary adventure game show Fort Boyard;
Rose d’Or winning game show Wild Things; innovative
hands-on social experiment Undressed; extreme reality race 71
Degrees North
; Popstars, the original talent quest
reality format refreshed for a new generation; the classic,
controversial reality format Temptation Island; ratings
and format hits The Secret Life Of 4 Year Olds; long
running premier property brand Location Location Location, and
revelatory special forces selection programme SAS Who Dares Wins.

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