Madman is proud to announce Wastelander Panda—a post-apocalyptic SciFi western commissioned especially for ABC iview.
Wastelander Panda is a post-apocalyptic tale of the 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 will have its Australian premiere on Saturday 20 September on iview, and international premiere at Fantastic Fest, Austin TX, 18-25 September. This will be followed by a digital download to own and DVD release in November and December, respectively.
“We’re extremely excited to see Wastelander Panda, our first drama commission for iview, come to screens,” said Rebecca Heap, Head of ABC TV Strategy and Digital Products. “Through our continued investment in emerging Australian content makers, and our strategy to develop new online content formats, iview audiences have the opportunity to discover and engage with unique entertainment.”
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.
Wastelander Panda is a co-production between an Epic Films and Madman Production Company with the support of Australian Broadcasting Commission, Screen Australia and the SAFC.