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WASTELANDER PANDA to Begin Streaming on ABC iView from Tomorrow Morning


image002While it may not be the most popular TV group of stations in Australia, the national public broadcaster ABC has in my opinion always offered a great variety of films and TV series that often provide an experience completely different from the norm (and Doctor Who…. nobody can forget that).

Australian publisher Madman Entertainment have announced that WASTELANDER PANDA, a post-apocalyptic Sci-Fi western commissioned especially for the ABC iView service, will premiere tomorrow at 10AM. All six 10 minute episodes will be available at launch.

WASTELANDER PANDA, the first drama program to be commissioned by ABC iview, is a co-production between Madman Productions and Epic Films. It’s a post-apocalyptic tale about humanoid panda Isaac, who is banished to the Wasteland after the violent death of a young girl, and sets out to find a replacement to reinstate his family into the Tribe of Legion.

The series follows an earlier series of webisodes created by Epic Films, and is being webstreamed in Australia simultaneously as it is being introduced to the world at Fantastic Fest in the US.

WASTELANDER PANDA stars Aaron Schuppan (Isaac), Brendan Cowell (voice of Isaac) and Lily Pearl (Rose). It is directed by Victoria Cocks (Epic Films) and Produced by Kirsty Stark (Epic Films) and Nick Batzias (Madman), written by Victoria Cocks, Matt Vesely and Mike Jones. ABC Executive Producer, Christopher Gist.

Rebecca Heap | Head of ABC TV Strategy and Digital Products

We’re extremely excited to see our first drama commission for iview, WASTELANDER PANDA, come to screens in partnership with Epic Films, Madman, Screen Australia and the SAFC. This will be another ABC binge event for fans of local drama. Though our continued investment in emerging Australia content makers and our strategy to develop new content formats for online, iview audiences have the opportunity to discover and engage with unique entertainment not available anywhere else.

Kirsty Stark | Producer

Having developed WASTELANDER PANDA as an independent online project over the past few years, it was an amazing opportunity to team up with Madman Production Company and create this new series for ABC iview. We’re really proud of what we’ve achieved and are excited to be showcasing WASTELANDER PANDA on ABC iview tomorrow, followed by our first audience screening at Fantastic Fest in Austin on Sunday morning.

Nick Batzias | Producer

I am really proud of WASTELANDER PANDA. It’s been a fantastic collaboration with Epic Films and it was a pleasure to have an adventure in the Wasteland with our partners across development and production, namely the ABC, SAFC and Screen Australia. To be commissioned by ABC iview as a Web/TV Series and then to be selected for a film festival is very rewarding for all concerned.

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