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Wake in Fright

Wake in Fright is Australian Drama TV series. Stars: Sean Keenan, Alex Dimitriades, Caren Pistorius. It debuted on Oct 08, 2017, on Network Ten. The series has 6.0 * rating by IMDb. Won the AACTA Award. Wake in Fright is filmed in Australia.


How Many Seasons Are There Of Wake in Fright: 1 (2 episodes)

Season 2

Network Ten

Season 1

Season premieres on October 8, 2017

Network Ten, 2 episodes

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Wake in Fright is on Network Ten (Australia) Sundays at 8 pm

Last episode:

Season 1 Episode 2 (Part 2) - Air Date: Oct 15, 2017 (about a year ago)

News & Interviews

Wake in Fright author Kenneth Cook's new Oz-style thriller - The Australian - via Theaustralian

So when, later in his journey, Shaw passes the track leading to Patterson’s Creek, the place where Katie said she would spend a few of days before heading deeper into the desert to photograph rock art, he decides to take the small detour in the hope of seeing her again. It will be only be moments before she finds him. This, aside from a brief conversation with the local policeman in the nearest town, Yogabilla, who informs Shaw of the danger of the going too far down that track in his tiny hatchback, is all the sundry material we are given. From here on the short novel is given over to a breathless, white-knuckle, real-time account.

Sean Keenan, David Wenham join 'Wake in Fright' mini as shooting begins - Inside Film - via If

Director Ted Kotcheff on making Oz classic 'Wake in Fright' - SBS - via Sbs

Wake in Fright: rewatching classic Australian films - The Guardian - via Theguardian

Wake in Fright review: John Grant goes to hell and back so you don't have to - The Sydney Morning Herald - via Smh

Wake in Fright: The newest must-see Australian drama - The New Daily - via Thenewdaily

By the end of the first episode, he’s gone from receiving Christmas cards from adoring kids to being stripped naked, in debt, on drugs and being pursued by local thugs. He has no escape from a hellish bad dream in the middle of the Australian desert.

'Wake in Fright' and Australian New Wave - New York Times - via Nytimes

The force may be with Wake in Fright's leading man - Toowoomba Chronicle - via Thechronicle

Wake in Fright: Ten revives a cult classic, ad breaks and all - Daily Review - via Dailyreview

The making of Wake in Fright: 'I wanted people to watch the film and be sweating' - The Guardian - via Theguardian

“He drank a lot of beer in these scenes. A lot of beer. So I asked our prop man to stock up on non-alcoholic beer. On the very first day with Chips, he had a scene where he drank two pints in one take. He poured the first down then spat a bit out in disgust. He said, ‘Ted, what is this?’ I said ‘It’s non-alcoholic beer.’ He said ‘I can’t act with non-alcoholic beer. I need real beer.’”

Wake in Fright: Why David Wenham thought TV miniseries was 'a stupid idea' - The Sydney Morning Herald - via Smh

Network Ten forced to change 'Wake in Fright' trailer - Inside Film - via If

David Wenham on why he changed his mind about TV's 'Wake in Fright' - Inside Film - via If


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