Back in 1975, director Peter Weir adapted Joan Lindsay’s Picnic at Hanging Rock into a feature film, telling a deeply compelling story centered on the mystery surrounding the disappearance of a group of young female friends. During a literal picnic at Hanging Rock on Valentine’s Day, a group of girls goes missing, and it’s up to you to figure out what truly happened.
This year, Amazon brings a brand new version of Picnic at Hanging Rock to their Prime Streaming service, in the form of a six episode mini-series debuting on May 25.
Amazon’s Picnic at Hanging Rock is being billed as…
“A gripping reimagining of the Australian novel that plunges into the mysterious disappearance of three schoolgirls and their governess.
Starring Natalie Dormer as the enigmatic headmistress of Appleyard College, the six episode limited series follows the subsequent investigation and the event’s far-reaching impact on the students and staff of the college.”
Starring alongside Dormer as the three students who mysteriously vanish include Samara Weaving as Irma Leopold, a Rothschild heiress; Madeleine Madden as Marion Quade, daughter of a high court Justice; and Lily Sullivan as Miranda Reid, the rebellious tomboy who grew up with four brothers on a cattle station. These girls have a strong bond and together resist the edicts of society. Other cast members include Lola Bessis, Yael Stone, Anna McGahan, Sibylla Budd, Ruby Rees and Inez Curro.