The Australian reports Peter FitzSimons’ book on Australia’s most famous bushranger is set to become an eight-part miniseries from Playmaker Media (Love Child, House Husbands).
Details are likely to emerge in coming weeks as international sales are negotiated at the MIPCOMTV market in France.
If it proceeds, it would mark the second period miniseries by FitzSimons who has Batavia in development with Screentime for TEN.
Ned Kelly has previously been depicted in the Seven miniseries The Last Outlaw starring John Jarratt, while The Story of the Kelly Gang was Australia’s first feature film in 1906.
Nine declined to comment.