Where to watch Picnic at Hanging Rock online in Australia

Alexandra Plesa 26 April 2018 NEWS

Foxtel’s highly anticipated new drama is scheduled to drop in May, with subscribers able to binge the entire thing at once or pace themselves with weekly episodes.

Picnic at Hanging Rock is an ambitious production based on the 1967 novel by Joan Lindsay. There’s also the landmark 1975 film made by Peter Weir you might want to check out in anticipation of the miniseries.

The period drama stars Natalie Dormer, of Game of Thrones fame, as English headmistress Hester Appleyard. Picnic at Hanging Rock follows the tragic events following the disappearance of three schoolgirls and a teacher during an excursion on Valentine’s Day 1900. The disappearance is surrounded in mystery, with the investigation soon leading to speculation of criminal and supernatural causes.

Besides Dormer, the cast includes Lola Bessis, Yael Stone, Sibylla Budd, Anna McGahan, Lily Sullivan, Samara Weaving and Ruby Rees. Early reviews of the series have been largely positive, with critics praising Dormer’s performance, the sharp writing and the gorgeous cinematography.

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How to stream Picnic at Hanging Rock

Picnic at Hanging Rock premieres 6 May at 8:30pm on Foxtel’s showcase channel. Episodes will air weekly.

However, in a bold move, Foxtel decided to make all the episodes available at once on demand. That means that you can either wait for weekly Sunday episodes airing on showcase, or you can binge the entire miniseries with the Foxtel app. The app is included for free with your Foxtel subscription.

The same goes for Foxtel Now subscribers, who will also be able to marathon the series starting 6 May. Since Picnic at Hanging Rock screens on showcase, you will need either the Drama or Pop pack, which costs $15 per month each. Or you can get both packs for only $25 per month.

Foxtel Now works with several devices, including computers, smartphones, tablets, PS4, Telstra TV, Chromecast, AirPlay and the Foxtel Now box. A 10-day free trial is available for new customers.

For US fans, Amazon Prime Video acquired the rights to distribute the series, and it will be available 25 May.

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