TEN has now revealed the airdate for its anticipated telemovie Underground: The Julian Assange Story.
It will premiere 8.30pm Sunday October 7th.
It’s now a three-way local drama battle in the same timeslot, against Nine’s House Husbands and Seven’s free to air premiere of PayTV series Killing Time. A week later ABC1 premieres Jack Irish.
A TEN News special Julian Assange presented by Hamish MacDonald will precede the telemovie at 8pm. MacDonald has recently been on assignment in Europe and the US covering the story.
Julian Assange is one of the most significant figures of the 21st century. But before he was famous, before WikiLeaks, before the World Wide Web even existed, he was a teenage computer hacker in Melbourne. Underground is his story.
Fresh from screening at the Toronto International Film Festival where the entertainment industry bible Variety dubbed it as “one of the small screen events of the year”, the film stars newcomer Alex Williams as the young renegade. Golden Globe winners Rachel Griffiths and Anthony LaPaglia star as Christine Assange and Detective Ken Roberts
Immediately before Underground, award-winning TEN news reporter and presenter Hamish Macdonald presents Julian Assange: a TEN News Special. The special looks at the man behind the WikiLeaks phenomenon, his subsequent extradition trial and what the future holds for one of the world’s most wanted men.
Macdonald travelled to London, Sweden and Washington and discovered dramatic new information from those at the centre of this extraordinary story. This unique insight will also premiere on Sunday, October 7.