AMC+ released today first-look images from its new vampire fantasy series Firebite, which is set to premiere in the US next month.
Taking a new spin on the vampire genre, Firebite follows two Indigenous Australian hunters on their quest to battle the last colony of vampires in the middle of the South Australian desert.
The series is set in a remote desert mining town — a hive for the last vampire stronghold shipped from Britain to Australia in 1788 by the colonial superpower to eradicate the Indigenous populations. Sheltering from the sun in the underground mines and tunnels that surround the town until the present day, the colony’s numbers and hunger is growing. War is coming.
Indigenous Australian hunters Tyson (Rob Collins, Mystery Road, Cleverman) and Shanika (Shantae Barnes-Cowan, Total Control, Operation Buffalo) stand vanguard to the war. But what hope does an expertly reckless man, full of bravado, and a 17-year-old orphan possibly have to defeat these vicious blood-thirsty parasites, when legions of warriors before them have failed?
The eight-episode series also stars Yael Stone (Orange is the New Black) and Callan Mulvey (Avengers: End Game).
An AMC Studios Original production with See-Saw Films, Firebite is created, written, and directed by Warwick Thornton (Samson and Delilah, Sweet Country), Australia’s most celebrated Indigenous auteur voice, alongside Brendan Fletcher (Mad Bastards), and with Tony Krawitz (The Tall Man, Dead Europe) joining as director.
Overseeing the series for AMC Networks is Kristin Jones. Executive producers for See-Saw Films are Emile Sherman and Iain Canning, alongside Rachel Gardner, Thornton, and Fletcher. See-Saw’s Simon Gillis and Kodie Bedford serve as co-executive producers with Kodie Bedford as script producer, Libby Sharpe as co-producer, and Billy Bowring as associate producer. Paul Ranford (Stateless, True History of the Kelly Gang) produces the series alongside Indigenous filmmaker Dena Curtis (Elements, Grace Beside Me), who is co-producing. AMC Studios Content Distribution is managing worldwide sales.
Firebite premieres in the US on Thursday, December 16, exclusively on AMC+. New episodes will debut weekly on the premium streaming bundle.
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