AMC Studios has sanctioned the production of Firebite, an AMC+ original. The fantasy drama is also being co-produced by See-Saw Films, and it will be a high-octane series. Warwick Thornton and Brendan Fletcher are booked for creating, writing, and directing the series. The plot will take place in a remote and obscure desert mining town, and Shanika and Tyson, who are Indigenous Australian hunters, will be pushed against fighting the vampires.
Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, and Rachel Gardner are the executive producers for the series. Kodie Bedford, Devi Telfer, and Josh Sambono will be writing the screenplay. In South Australia, the series is entering into production, which is being helmed by Tony Krawitz.
When will Firebite Release?
There will be eight one-hour episodes in season one of Firebite. It will be premiering on AMC+ and is set to release this winter. The casting announcement was made recently, in the second half of August. As per the requirements of locations in the series, there will be remote filming, and it is expected to include the Antakirinja Matu-Yankunytjatjara people’s traditional country of Western Desert. It may also include Adelaide Plains and Coober Pedy town. While the series is set to premiere in Winter, no particular release date is available as of yet.
Who is in the Cast of Firebite?
Recently, four main cast members for Firebite were revealed on August 23. In the role of Tyson and Shanika, we have Rob Collins and Shantae Barnes-Cowan, respectively. In addition, Yael Stone and Callan Mulvey have also joined the cast in undisclosed roles. Rob and Shantae will be playing the lead vampire hunters.
What is the Plot of Firebite?
In the desert of South Australia, a single vampires colony remains, and the two Vampire hunters, Tyson and Shanika, will be pitched against them. The plot will unfold not only in this desert but also in a remote mining town in the desert where the vampires crouch in the underground to avoid sunlight. The population of vampires in this colony is not accidental.
According to the plot reveal, in 1788, Britain, which was at its prime of colonial endeavors, shipped indigenous people to Australia for their eradication. Kristin Jones, a part of the AMC Networks, revealed that they are particularly thrilled to develop this narrative with cultural-political undertones and indigenous storytelling.
Is a Trailer for Firebite Available Yet?
Since the series has recently entered into production, no trailer is available yet. However, fans may get to see some visuals or teasers once the production speeds up.
Is Firebite Worth Waiting?
Given the nuanced plotline of the existence of vampires in the remote desert colony of South Australia, it is expected that the series will have a certain depth and gravity. The stellar cast and crew and the plot synopsis promise that the series will have unique and thrilling elements, and hence it is definitely worth the wait.
It will be interesting to see how Tyson and Shanika will wage war against the rising population of vampires. As of now, the series is slated for a release in winter on AMC+.