Wolf Creek EP has Ideas for Season 2 of Serial Killer Drama
Australian actor John Jarratt’s Outback-based serial killer Mick Taylor has twice terrified cinema audiences — first in 2005’s Wolf Creek and then its 2013 sequel Wolf Creek 2. Now, Wolf Creek is migrating to the small screen in the form of a six-episode limited series, which premieres Oct. 14 on Pop. Executive producer Greg McLean, who also directed the two films, is keen to reassure horror fans that Taylor has lost none of his psychotic ways in the course of the transition.
“I think he may be getting more deranged, actually,” says the filmmaker, who also directed the recent horror film The Darkness. “He gets crazier as he goes on. He’s certainly a little more liberal in his killings in the series. Our No. 1 priority was to not television-ize what the movies were. We absolutely wanted it to be as cinematic, and impactful, as the movies, and not really pull back on any of the content.”