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BBC acquires High Country series

June 10, 2024

The BBC has acquired the Australian mystery series High Country for BBC iPlayer and TV channels, from Curio Pictures and Sony Pictures Television. A fictional story inspired by true events, High Country is an eight-part thriller that revolves around detective Andrea Whitford, who is transferred to the Victorian High Country and thrust into a baffling mystery of five missing persons who have vanished into the wilderness.

The series stars Leah Purcell, Ian McElhinney, Sara Wiseman and Aaron Pedersen.

Sue Deeks, Head of BBC Programme Acquisition, commented: ‘”its eerie setting and tense atmosphere, High Country is a gripping new take on Australian rural noir”.

High Country is produced by Curio Pictures, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Pictures Television (SPT), worldwide distributor for the series, in association with Rage Media. Created by Marcia Gardner and John Ridley. Executive Producers are Jo Porter and Rachel Gardner (Curio Pictures), Lana Greenhalgh and Penny Win (Foxtel Group), Marcia Gardner and John Ridley (Rage Media), with Producers Pino Amenta and Sue Edwards.

The series will air on a date TBC.

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