Channel Seven has today revealed more cast members for Wild Boys, it’s new Australian bushranger drama series set in the 1800s.
In addition to Daniel MacPherson (City Homicide) and Zoe Ventoura (Packed to the Rafters) it includes Michael Dorman (Suburban Mayhem, The Secret Life of Us, Blood Brothers) and David Field (City Homicide).
Jack, Dan, Conrad and Captain Gunpowder are the Wild Boys –
Jack wants enough gold to head west and buy land
Dan wants enough gold to head west and buy women
Captain Gunpowder wants to be feared and famous
Conrad wants to elope with the Mayor’s daughter Emilia
The Wild Boys are making plans for the future – but for now they have to make do with each other as they stage hold-ups keeping one step ahead of the traps, trackers, and other outlaws.
Seven’s Head of Programming and Production, Tim Worner said today: “It’s fresh, it’s different and everything about it is Australian. If you look across the television landscape, you’ll quickly conclude there aren’t many bushranger dramas. There is a richness to the way Seven dramas are made and Wild Boys will be no exception.”
The Southern Star Entertainment production will be filmed in Sydney with filming beginning next month under producers Julie McGauran and Sarah Smith (Rescue), with Seven’s Head of Drama, John Holmes.
In the Seven release it also notes, “Wild Boys joins Seven’s leading drama slate for 2011 – alongside Packed to the Rafters, Home and Away and the new drama Winners and Losers, which is launching soon.” While Seven’s commitment to Aussie drama is significant this is nevertheless bad news for fans of City Homicide -still yet to be formally axed by the network.
Further cast announcements for Wild Boys will be made soon.