|Release Date: ||18 January 2012|
A first-classAustralian historical miniseries featuring Essie Davis, Ernie Dingo, Max Cullen, Tom Longand based on the best-selling memoirs of Dame Mary Durack, Kings In Grass Castlesis an epic drama tracing three generations ofa pioneeringfamily and their tumultuous settlement in colonial Australia. Fleeing the Irish potato famine of 1853, the Durack family search for a better life in a harsh land of infinite possibilities, rich with rewards ready for the taking. Led by patriarch Patsy Durack (AFI Award winner Stephen Dillane, John Adams), they set about developing the extraordinary Kimberley Region, establishing a dynamic network of sheep and cattle properties throughout the countryside. Throughout their pioneering endeavours, the Duracks forge friendships with the many local indigenous people, including enigmatic Burrakin (David Ngoombujarra, Australia) and Jimmy (Ernie Dingo, Bran Nue Dae), discovering the severe hardship andtragedyof a people suddenly removed from their ancestral lands. Also featuring James Fox (Sherlock Holmes), Fionulla Flanagan (Lost),and from the award-winning writer of Against The Wind and The Dirtwater Dynasty, Kings In Grass Castles is an epic story of family historyset againstthe turbulence ofnational pride.