• Asher Keddie and Richard Roxburgh in 'The Hunting' (Image: Nat Rogers) (SBS)
From New Zealand to Russia, viewers overseas will soon be watching original Australian SBS drama 'The Hunting'. If you haven't yet seen it, here's your chance locally.
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SBS Guide

27 Sep 2019 - 1:31 PM  UPDATED 27 Sep 2019 - 1:31 PM

Fresh from breaking ratings records on SBS for an Australian drama, The Hunting is set to reach viewers in six more countries—and you can still watch it at SBS On Demand.

Starring Asher Keddie (Offspring, The Cry) and Richard Roxburgh (Rake, Hacksaw Ridge), The Hunting intimately and dramatically imagines the lives of four teenagers, their teachers and families throughout the lead-up, revelation and aftermath of a nude teen photo scandal.

The Hunting reached 1.7 million viewers on SBS TV in August. It has since clocked up 4.2 million video chapter views at SBS On Demand. Educational resources provided alongside the show to help inform young people about online safety have so far been downloaded more than 8500 times.

The series has captured the attention of broadcasters internationally, with rights sold to Channel 5 in the UK, Sky New Zealand, RTE Ireland, CBC in Canada, IVI in Russia and NPO in the Netherlands.

“We’re thrilled that The Hunting has received such an overwhelming response from the public since premiere,” said Marshall Heald, SBS’s Director of Television and Online Content.

The Hunting explores some of the most pressing issues of our time and offers a vital portrait of modern, multicultural Australia.

“As a public broadcaster, it’s part of our role to make shows that challenge audience perceptions and drive national conversation around difficult issues.”

Start watching The Hunting episode 1 now at SBS On Demand.

 

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