McLeod’s Daughters film in development
Screen Tasmania invests in script development of a feature film on the girls from Drover's Run.
A feature film of McLeod’s Daughters is in development with producer / creator Posie Graeme-Evans.
She wrote on Instagram, “The Story Continues” Yes – it really does. And I’m letting you know first. We’re developing a feature film. It’s called “The McLeods of Drovers Run” and I started writing the story a couple of months ago. Today we heard that we’ve got backing from Screen Tasmania and the Tasmanian Government to write the very first stage of the movie.
“This is such a vote of confidence in McLeods. And I promise, as we develop the story with the very talented screen writer Emma Jensen (“Mary Shelley” and the upcoming release, “I am Woman” – the Helen Reddy story) that I’ll keep you with us every step of the way. We’re just at the beginning, the very beginning, but we’re on our way.”
Former stars Bridie Carter and Simmone Mackinnon also shared the news on social media.
A 6 part revival was previously flagged by Tassie-based Graeme-Evans in 2017 with Nine but did not eventuate. Since then there have been various reunions and it recently topped a favourite binge survey.
Hopefully this time fans will see development eventuate in a big screen adventure.
“No promises but I have such a good feeling about this. Hope I’m right,” said Graeme-Evens.
McLeod’s Daughters wrapped in 2009 after 8 seasons, at its peak enjoying bumper ratings and Logie wins.