A new TV series premiering next month comes from material that will be familiar to art house patrons of the 1970s. The Amazon mystery “Picnic at Hanging Rock,” which unspools Friday, May 25, is based on Joan Lindsay’s iconic Australian novel of the same name, and was made into the 1975 art house favorite directed by Peter Weir.
The Amazon original series, starring Natalie Dormer of “Game of Thrones,” is a limited series consisting of six episodes. The show examines the mysterious disappearances of three schoolgirls and one teacher on Valentine’s Day in 1900.
“The series revolves around the subsequent investigation and the event’s far-reaching impact on the students, families and staff at Appleyard College, and on the nearby township,” Amazon notes in an announcement. “The series has already received critical acclaim following its recent premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival and has been selected for the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival this month.”
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