Amazon Acquires Creepy Australian Drama Series “The Kettering Incident”

“The Kettering Incident”

Amazon Prime Video has acquired the U.S. rights to the first season of the Australian drama “The Kettering Incident” from BBC Worldwide, Variety reports.

The series stars Elizabeth Debicki (“The Night Manager,” “The Great Gatsby”) and “tells the story of Anna Macy (Debicki), a doctor who left the town of Kettering when she was 14, shortly after her best friend disappeared while they were playing in the forest. Anna returns 15 years later to a town struggling to survive — torn apart by clashes between environmentalists and loggers. Anna’s reappearance causes a stir. Theories and rumors persist about what really happened to the girls that night — from Anna killing her best friend to alien abduction. Then another girl disappears. Anna is drawn to discover what really happened, uncovering secrets buried deep in her mind and the heart of Kettering and its people.”

“Following the successful launch of ‘The Kettering Incident’ in Australia, we are now bringing the mystery drama exclusively to Amazon Prime Video for U.S. audiences to enjoy,” said Matt Forde, exec VP, content production, sales and distribution, BBC Worldwide North America.

The series was co-created by Tasmanian writer Victoria Madden (Lynda La Plante’s “Trial and Retribution,” “The Bill,” “Halifax FP”) and shot entirely in Tasmania. Madden wrote six episodes. Other female writers on the show include Louise Fox and Cate Shortland.

“The Kettering Incident” will be available to Amazon subscribers beginning September 30.

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