Hulu’s Faraway Downs could be essentially the most uncommon restricted sequence of 2023 — in that it has its roots in a movie from 2008.
Director Baz Luhrmann (Elvis, Moulin Rouge!) reimagined and expanded his movie Australia into the six-episode sequence, which is about to premiere Nov. 26 on Hulu in the US and Disney+ and Star+ internationally. Hulu on Thursday launched a trailer for the sequence (watch it under).
“Whereas Australia the movie has its personal life, there was one other telling of this story; one with completely different layers, nuances and even different plot twists that an episodic format has allowed us to discover,” Luhrmann mentioned when the venture was introduced in June 2022. “Drawn from the identical materials, Faraway Downs is a brand new variation on Australia for audiences to find.”
The sequence will observe the identical primary story as Australia: that of Girl Sarah Ashley (Nicole Kidman), who inherits a big cattle ranch — the Faraway Downs of the title — after her husband dies. A cattle baron, King Carney (Bryan Brown), plots to take her land, and she or he reluctantly joins forces with a cattle drover (Hugh Jackman) to guard the ranch. The story is explored by the eyes of Nullah (Brandon Walters), a bi-racial Indigenous Australian youngster caught up within the authorities’s draconian racial coverage that’s now generally known as the “Stolen Generations.”
The sequence was assembled fully from footage Luhrmann shot for Australia. The movie has a 165-minute working time, however Faraway Downs will presumably go significantly longer than that.
The sequence is about to have its world premiere on the closing night time of the inaugural SXSW Sydney Display screen Competition on Oct. 21. (The Hollywood Reporter mum or dad firm Penske Media’s P-MRC Holdings has a 50 % stake in SXSW.)
Watch the trailer under.