In 2005, Australian horror movie Wolf Creek—loosely based on that country’s infamous “backpacker murders”—became a cult hit. Now, it’s a six-part TV series, and after airing in Australia and the UK, it’s finally coming to the U.S. starting October 14.
Here’s the official synopsis:
The story of WOLF CREEK begins when an American family is on holiday in Northern Australia and becomes the unsuspecting prey of Mick Taylor, a sadistic serial killer who hunts and kills tourists in the Outback. The sole survivor is Eve Thorogood, a college student, who vows to bring the killer to justice or die in the attempt. The story of WOLF CREEK reveals her complex and extraordinary journey, traveling every step of the way as she evolves from child to adult, from prey to predator. But can she triumph over Mick Taylor, evil incarnate?
Mick Taylor, of course, is the ruthless villain from the Wolf Creek movie, and he’s played by the same actor in the show, John Jarratt. In the clip below, he pops up at the end, when the vacationing family thinks their troubles are just ending. Of course, they are very, very wrong.
And here’s the trailer:
Wolf Creek premieres on Pop TV starting Friday, October 14.