Australia’s 2014 indie zombie flick Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead was a hit with genre fans. Between it’s fast paced action and a unique story line (which is hard to do these days), the film left quite an impression on fans of the over saturated subgenre. Now, the TV series Wyrmwood: Chronicles of the Dead, directed by Kiah Roache-Turner, is approaching its premiere and has unleashed a six minute clip.
In a recent interview with Bianca Bradey, star of both the film and the series, we learned that it will be a seven part supernatural series with a “Walking Dead meets True Detective” vibe.
It’s a seven part series. It’s going to be very hard hitting. They are going for sort of The Walking Dead meet True detective style. It’s going to be gritty and edgy. It’s got a lot of supernatural twists to it. They are turning the zombie genre on its head again. The concept is completely original. They are really mixing the genres. It’s going to be zombie-sci-fi.”
According to Bradey, the series, set in a apocalyptic world where power comes from blood, picks up “several months down the track. They are fighting the good fight against the oppressive soldiers. It stretched through the Australian outback as they try to get the world back.”
Bianca Bradey will be reprise her role as Brooke. Jay Gallagher will also be returning with Leon Burchill and Luke McKenzie. Meganne West, Yure Covich, John Michael Burdon, Damian Dyke, Mannon Davies, and Craig Bourke co-star.
The series, which will first air on Aussie TV, should reach a streaming platform at some point here in the US. For fans of the genre who want a zombie show with a ton of action and less slow-paced drama (sorry AMC) Wyrmwood is for you.
Check out our review of Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead. If you haven’t seen it, I recommend that you so immediately! Follow Wyrmwood: Chronicles of the Dead on Facebook for updates, behind-the-scenes images, and more.
We have a six minute clip (courtesy of IGN) from the series. Watch out Walking Dead, you’ve got some serious competition coming your way.