Independent UK based distributor DCD Rights’ compelling new drama The Hunting has been acquired by French broadcaster, W9, at MIPCOM.


A new four-part drama series, The Hunting, is a Closer Production presented by SBS Broadcasting Australia & Screen Australia in association with the South Australia Film Corporation. The Hunting made its market debut at MIPTV earlier this year.


When two high school teachers discover students are sharing explicit photos of their underage friends and peers online, the revelation has unbearable consequences for the students and their families. Starring Sam Reid (Lambs of God, Bloom, Prime Suspect 1973), Jessica de Gouw (Underground, Dracula, Arrow), Asher Keddie (The Cry, Offspring, X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and Richard Roxburgh (Rake, Hacksaw Ridge, Mission: Impossible II),The Hunting (4 x 60’) tackles themes of misogyny, privacy, sexuality and sexualisation, online exploitation, toxic masculinity and gender. The series uses this singular event as a way of exploring some of the most pressing issues of our time and offering a vital portrait of modern, multicultural Australia.