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Hulu Drop Official Trailer “Faraway Downs,” Baz Luhrmann’s New Take on “Australia”

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Faraway Downs A Reimagining of Baz Luhrmann's 2008 Movie Australia to Premiere at SXSW Sydney Screen Festival

Baz Luhrmann, the director of the 2008 film Australia, has reimagined his epic adventure and created a 6-chapter limited series version called Faraway Downs. This will be available for streaming on different platforms depending on the region. In the United States, you can watch it on Hulu, while in Latin America, it will be available on Star+. For all other territories, including the rest of the world, you can catch it on Disney+ starting November 26.

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The story of Faraway Downs revolves around Lady Sarah Ashley, an English aristocrat played by Nicole Kidman. Lady Ashley embarks on a journey halfway across the world to confront her husband and sell a unique asset: a massive cattle ranch called Faraway Downs, located in the Australian Outback. Unfortunately, her husband passes away, and she finds herself facing a ruthless Australian cattle baron named King Carney, portrayed by Bryan Brown. Carney has plans to take over her land, and in order to protect her ranch, Lady Ashley reluctantly teams up with a rugged cattle drover played by Hugh Jackman. Together, they face numerous challenges and embark on a sweeping adventure romance. The story is also seen through the eyes of a young Indigenous Australian child named Nullah, portrayed by Brandon Walters, who becomes caught up in the government’s oppressive racial policies.

Australia was directed, produced and co-written by Luhrmann, alongside writers Stuart Beattie, Ronald Harwood and Richard Flanagan, with production and costume design by multiple-Academy Award winner Catherine Martin. Faraway Downs is executive produced by Luhrmann and Martin, along with Catherine Knapman and Schuyler Weiss. 20th Television is the studio.

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