Rumour: Seven tipped for Gallipoli VC Heroes
Exclusive: Seven planning a 9 part series re-enacting the story of a Victoria Cross hero, for the 100th Centenary of Gallipoli.
Each episode is expected to re-enact the story of a Victoria Cross hero using actors. Amongst the Australian recipients of VCs at Gallipoli were Frederick Tubb, Hugo Throssell, William Symons and Alfred Shout.
The series is tipped to run on Sunday nights early next year.
Seven also has funding in Russell Crowe’s movie The Water Diviner, which sees an Australian man travel to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons.
The 100th centenary will also be marked by Nine’s sprawling Gallipoli miniseries produced by John Edwards, while Foxtel has Deadline Gallipoli, featuring Sam Worthington.
Seven will confirm its 2015 highlights at its annual Upfronts this week.
It is also tipped not to be proceeding with drama pilot Hartman’s Solution as a full series.