High Country sells to BBC

Foxtel's thriller starring Leah Purcell is picked up by BBC.

Foxtel Group mystery series High Country by Curio Pictures and Sony Pictures Television has sold to BBC.

The eight-part thriller stars Leah Purcell as detective Andrea (Andie) Whitford, who is transferred to the Victorian High Country and thrust into a mystery of five missing persons who have vanished into the wilderness.

Created by Marcia Gardner and John Ridley it also features Ian McElhinney (Game of Thrones, Derry Girls), Sara Wiseman (Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, A Place to Call Home) and Aaron Pedersen (Mystery Road, Jack Irish).

Sue Deeks, Head of BBC Programme Acquisition, says: “With its eerie setting and tense atmosphere, High Country is a gripping new take on Australian rural noir.”

A second season is yet to be announced.

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