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Home > TVing Abroad Blog > Coming soon to BBC Four – Australian crime thriller ‘Scrublands’ premieres on November 18.

Coming soon to BBC Four – Australian crime thriller ‘Scrublands’ premieres on November 18.

November 6, 2023
Coming soon to BBC Four – Australian crime thriller ‘Scrublands’ premieres on November 18.

Get ready for an electrifying journey into the heart of a gripping Australian crime thriller as the BBC brings you the highly anticipated series, “Scrublands.” This four-part masterpiece is set to captivate your senses and keep you on the edge of your seat, as it unravels a tale of mystery, intrigue, and unearths the darkest secrets of an isolated country town.

“Scrublands” introduces us to a charismatic and dedicated young priest, played by the talented Jay Ryan. In a shocking turn of events, he calmly opens fire on his congregation, leaving five parishioners dead. One year later, investigative journalist Martin Scarsden, portrayed by Luke Arnold, arrives in the town of Riversend. His mission seems simple: to write a feature story commemorating the anniversary of the tragic event. Little does he know that this seemingly straightforward assignment will plunge him into a life and death race to uncover the truth.

But in a world where appearances can be deceiving, and the accepted narrative starts to crumble beneath Martin’s determined scrutiny, the real story emerges, darker and more sinister than anyone could have imagined. As the layers of deception peel away, the tension builds, making “Scrublands” a must-watch for fans of crime dramas and mysteries.

The BBC has secured the rights to bring this Australian sensation to your screens. Thanks to its acquisition, you can soon immerse yourself in the enthralling world of “Scrublands” on BBC Four. This thrilling series promises to deliver a suspense-filled experience that will leave you craving for more.

The stellar cast, led by Luke Arnold, Jay Ryan, and Bella Heathcote, ensures that every scene is filled with intensity and authenticity. The ensemble includes Robert Taylor, Adam Zwar, Zane Ciarma, Victoria Thaine, Stacy Clausen, Genevieve Morris, and the talented newcomer Ella Ferris, all contributing their unique talents to make “Scrublands” a truly unforgettable experience.

This exceptional series is based on the award-winning novel by Chris Hammer, and it brings to life the heart-pounding story with exceptional talent both in front of and behind the camera. “Scrublands” was produced by Easy Tiger, the same production company behind the critically acclaimed “Colin from Accounts” and “The Twelve,” and it has gained international distribution rights through Abacus Media Rights.

The direction of Greg McLean and the writing talents of Felicity Packard, Kelsey Munro, and Jock Serong have combined to create a gripping narrative that will keep you glued to your screen. With a perfect blend of suspense, mystery, and drama, “Scrublands” promises to be a riveting television experience.

Mark your calendars for November 18 at 23:00 CEST, as “Scrublands” Season 1 makes its debut on BBC Four. This is your chance to embark on a thrilling journey into the heart of an isolated town with a dark secret, and to join Martin Scarsden in his relentless pursuit of the truth. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be a part of this heart-pounding adventure, brought to you by the BBC. Grab your popcorn, settle in, and get ready for a mind-bending ride into the enigmatic world of “Scrublands.”

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