EXCLUSIVE: Australian drama collection Fires has put collectively its solid.
The collection, created by Stateless creator Tony Ayres and Belinda Chayko, has put collectively an ensemble solid that includes Eliza Scanlen (Sharp Objects), Sam Worthington (Avatar), Richard Roxburgh (The Crown), Sullivan Stapleton (Blindspot), Miranda Otto (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Hunter Page-Lochard (Harrow), Anna Torv (Mindhunter), Kate Box (Stateless), Helana Sawires (Stateless), Daniel Henshall (Defending Jacob) and Noni Hazlehurst (A Place to Call Home).
They are joined by newcomers Ameshol Ajang, Stacy Clausen and Nyawuda Chuol.
The six-part collection, which is impressed by extraordinary accounts from individuals who survived the catastrophic hearth season in Australia of late 2019 and early 2020, will air on ABC in Australia and NBCUniversal Global Distribution is dealing with worldwide gross sales.
Tony Ayres’ ‘The Fires’ Anthology Series Explores Australian Megafires
It is produced by NBCU-backed Tony Ayres Productions and written by showrunner Chayko, Jacquelin Perske, Mirrah Foulkes, Steven McGregor and Anya Beyersdorf.
Executive Producers embody Tony Ayres, Andrea Denholm and Liz Watts. Elisa Argenzio serves as Producer. Michael Rymer (Hannibal), Ana Kokkinos (The Hunting) and Kim Mordaunt (Wakefield) are additionally confirmed as administrators on the collection and filming has formally commenced in Melbourne and regional Victoria.
Ayres stated, “Like the rest of the world, I watched the devastation caused by the recent Australian mega-fires in horror. I wondered “how can we respond as artists?”. The reply was to inform the tales of a number of the individuals who lived by this world disaster, in order that we always remember what they went by, and all the time keep in mind our accountability for change.”
Belinda Chayko added, “So many people were affected by the fires of 2019/2020 and we wanted to honour their experiences and the losses they suffered – to ensure that their stories were not forgotten. Fires is a series about ordinary people, caught in the unimaginable, and the ways they came together in the face of a devastating natural disaster.”