Wolf Creek Season 2 does what the first movie couldn’t

Brodie Fogg 1 August 2017 NEWS


Stan's second stab at Mick Taylor offers up a smor-gores-bord of terror.

Last night, streaming service Stan put on quite the show. Along with announcing a few new exclusives, including a Romper Stomper TV series and Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams, Stan also gave the audience a little more information on its upcoming second season of Wolf Creek.

Season 2's huge cast marks new territory for the outback terror, Mick Taylor. Rather than hunting one American family, Mick's upping the ante by highjacking a tour bus full of tourists to terrorise.

There's a busload of talent on board this season. Mick's potential victims include Tess Haubrich (Alien: Covenant), Matt Day (Paper Giants), Ben Oxenbould (The Kettering Incident) and Stephen Hunter (The Hobbit).

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Director and series creator Greg McClean dialled in via Facetime to discuss his hopes and dreams for the bloody second season.

According to McClean, Season 2 of Wolf Creek covers territory the first movie couldn't. McClean's very first vision for Wolf Creek involved Mick commandeering a tour bus. That was an idea that was too ambitious for a 100-minute feature film, according to McClean. There simply wasn't enough time to explore each traveller's story. So the script was pared down and we got the three-person gang of road-trippers as Mick's first film fodder.

Now, with the freedom a six-episode series allows, McClean is going back to Wolf Creek's roots and telling the story the way it was initially intended.

In the very brief teaser that was shown, a group of optimistic tourists boarded their tour bus to the tune of a chilling rendition of Men at Work's "Down Under". All while Mick watched on from afar, counting his victims as they boarded.

We also got a brief live cross to Mick Taylor himself. John Jarrat spoke to the audience after a day of filming and it was... interesting. It's becoming increasingly difficult to tell where John Jarrat ends and Mick Taylor begins. Just remember: one is a foul-mouthed psychopath with an ugly penchant for hunting down tourists and the other is a fictional character in Australia's bloodiest cinematic exports.

Wolf Creek Season 2 arrives this summer. Check out our complete list of Stan's TV shows for something to watch in the meantime.

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