Three schoolgirls and their governesses mysteriously disappear on Valentines Day in 1900.
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Series cast summary:
Natalie Dormer ...  Mrs. Appleyard 6 episodes, 2018
Lily Sullivan ...  Miranda Reid 6 episodes, 2018
Lola Bessis ...  Mademoiselle Dianne de Poitiers 6 episodes, 2018
Harrison Gilbertson ...  Michael Fitzhubert 6 episodes, 2018
Samara Weaving ...  Irma Leopold 6 episodes, 2018
Madeleine Madden ...  Marion Quade 6 episodes, 2018
Inez Currõ ...  Sara Waybourne 6 episodes, 2018
Ruby Rees ...  Edith 6 episodes, 2018
Yael Stone ...  Dora Lumley 6 episodes, 2018
Philip Quast ...  Arthur 6 episodes, 2018
Marcus Graham ...  Tomasetti 6 episodes, 2018
James Hoare ...  Albert Crundall 6 episodes, 2018
Mark Coles Smith ...  Tom 6 episodes, 2018
Don Hany ...  Dr. Mackenzie 6 episodes, 2018
Anna McGahan ...  Miss Greta McCraw 6 episodes, 2018
Bethany Whitmore ...  Blanche Gifford 6 episodes, 2018
Mayah Fredes Mayah Fredes ...  Rosamund Swift 6 episodes, 2018
Alyssa Tuddenham Alyssa Tuddenham ...  Lily Kenton 6 episodes, 2018
Kate Bradford Kate Bradford ...  Rose Kenton 6 episodes, 2018
Markella Kavenagh ...  Myrtle 6 episodes, 2018
Jonny Pasvolsky ...  Sgt Bumpher 5 episodes, 2018
Emily Gruhl Emily Gruhl ...  Minnie 5 episodes, 2018
Neil Melville ...  Mr. Hussey 5 episodes, 2018
Nicholas Hope ...  Colonel Fitzhubert 4 episodes, 2018
John Flaus ...  Mr. Whitehead 4 episodes, 2018
Tom Hobbs ...  Louis Montpelier 4 episodes, 2018
Aaron Glenane ...  Reg Lumley 4 episodes, 2018
Roslyn Gentle ...  Mrs. Fitzhubert 4 episodes, 2018
Lee Cormie ...  Constable Wilkins 4 episodes, 2018
Kaarin Fairfax ...  Cook 4 episodes, 2018
Kate Box ...  Mrs. Bumpher 3 episodes, 2018
Sibylla Budd ...  Mrs. Valange 3 episodes, 2018
Bruce R. Carter ...  Tracker Joe 3 episodes, 2018
Daniel Hagan Daniel Hagan ...  Barouche Driver 3 episodes, 2018

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Picnic at Hanging Rock will plunge viewers into the mysterious disappearances of three schoolgirls and one teacher on Valentine's Day 1900, taking the audience on a new journey into the revered Australian novel. The complex, interwoven narrative follows the subsequent investigation and the event's far-reaching impact on the students, families and staff of Appleyard College, and on the nearby township.

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Madeleine Madden (Marion Quade) & Sibylla Budd (Mrs. Valange) also appeared in Tomorrow, When the War Began (2016) together, as Corrie & Rachel respectively. See more »

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The picnic is all but forgotten in this misguided project
22 May 2018 | by derekjagerSee all my reviews

People may not be aware that the novel PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK is very short, just over 200 pages. It works ideally as a 2-hour film but to stretch it out into 6-hours results in a heavily padded and downright dull miniseries. In the first hour, the girls disappear and the filmmakers bungle this key scene. There's no set- up, no sense of dread, so the main focus of the entire project falls flat. And that's in the first hour! For the rest of the miniseries, the characters involved seem more concerned about the girl's school than Hanging Rock. We see the local community searching for the girls, but at the same time, backstories of pretty much every character are introduced. Episodes 3 and 4 add zero to the narrative and you can see the filmmakers are desperate to keep us engaged with some poorly staged jump scares: an animal nailed to the wall! A pile of maggots at one character's feet! But why? No explanation. This is a much harsher PICNIC than Peter Weir's classic film of 1975. At times, the miniseries comes across as LA RESIDENCIA (THE HOUSE THAT SCREAMED), the 1970 shocker with Lili Palmer who stars as the headmistress of a nineteenth-century French boarding school for girls. Some girls are whipped, others are slapped...but it isn't until the 5th and 6th episodes that we're reminded girls went missing. Whatever happened to them? Parents come and remove their children from the school and there are more flashbacks and backstories. The women talk about being "free" but that's never explained either. The girls who vanish "take a vow" what end? Stretched to the breaking point to six hours, the miniseries tries to answer questions that are never asked and, worst of all, forgets that Hanging Rock is the center of the story, not the school house.

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Release Date:

25 May 2018 (USA) See more »

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

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