Stan is making a Romper Stomper TV series

Angus Kidman 31 July 2017 NEWS

David Wenham, Dan Edwards, John Edwards, Jacqueline McKenzie, Toby Wallace, Sophie Lowe

Production begins this week on a 6-part drama based on the Australian movie classic, but no sign of Russell Crowe.

Stan has announced plans for a new series based on the classic 1992 Australian movie Romper Stomper that will reunite many of the original cast members, and is being touted by Stan as its "biggest original local production yet".

Given that Stan's other productions have included two series of Wolf Creek (which is returning later this year) and the hugely popular comedy No Activity, that's quite a claim.

While original director Geoffrey Wright and a number of cast members (including Jacqueline McKenzie and Dan Wylie) will return, the 6-part series isn't a straight remake. Instead, it will examine "a new generation of the activist Right, their Anti-Fascist counterparts, and the multicultural fabric of a country each of them threatens to tear apart". Other cast members include Lachy Hulme, Sophie Lowe, David Wenham and Toby Wallace. Wright will share directing chores with Daina Reid and James Napier Robertson.

Russell Crowe rose to prominence in the original, but there's no official word on him returning. Come on Rusty, at least give us a cameo.

Stan's Romper Stomper series is due this Summer. If you fancy catching up with the 1992 original, it's currently available on Stan. Stan's next original series to launch is The Other Guy, which debuts on 17 August.

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