Foxtel has revealed that all six episodes of its anticipated drama series Picnic at Hanging Rock will be available for customers to stream On Demand from Sunday May 6 at 8.30pm.
For the first time ever with the launch of a new, local production on Foxtel, viewers will be able to binge-watch the entire series with all episodes available to stream on Foxtel Now, On Demand, and on internet-connected iQ set-top boxes.
The series will also screen weekly with episodes every Sunday night at 8.30pm on showcase.
Brian Walsh, Foxtel’s executive director of television, said: “Picnic At Hanging Rock has generated incredible buzz since we commenced production over a year ago. Now that the telecast is imminent, we are delighted to announce that Foxtel subscribers will be able to watch the series in its entirety from May 6.
“This is the first time that we will drop all episodes at once for a Foxtel original series. We think it’s a great message. We are putting customers first and giving them the choice to watch it either weekly on a Sunday night or all at once and any time it suits them. It really is gifting the scheduling to the viewer and letting them decide what suits. This is the way the world is watching drama,” he said.
“Foxtel is incredibly proud of this groundbreaking event series and we’re sure viewers will embrace the brilliant performances and superbly crafted six episodes that re-imagine an iconic Australian story.”
Picnic at Hanging Rock is a FremantleMedia Australia production made with key production investment from Screen Australia. The series was shot in Victoria with the assistance of the Victorian Government through Film Victoria and has already garnered global attention with Amazon Prime Video in the US, BBC for the UK, Canal+ in France and SKY New Zealand’s premium entertainment channel SoHo, all set to premiere this year.
A re-imagining Joan Lindsay’s iconic novel, the series stars acclaimed British actress Natalie Dormer along with Australian rising stars including Lily Sullivan, Samara Weaving, Madeleine Madden and Ruby Rees.
Picnic at Hanging Rock is a FremantleMedia Australia production for Foxtel.
Executive producers are FremantleMedia Australia’s Jo Porter and Anthony Ellis and Foxtel’s Penny Win.
Script producer and establishing writer is Beatrix Christian with writer Alice Addison, producer Brett Popplewell, directors are Larysa Kondracki, Michael Rymer and Amanda Brotchie.
FremantleMedia International is distributing the series worldwide.