The new five-part drama series, based on Richard Flanagan’s Booker Prize winning novel, has been adapted by writer Shaun Grant and directed by Justin Kurzel, and will launch on Prime Video in Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

Set against the shadows of World War II, the series tells the epic story of Lieutenant-Colonel Dorrigo Evans (Jacob Elordi), and how his all-too-brief love affair with Amy Mulvaney (Odessa Young) shaped his life. The story is told over multiple time periods. We journey from Evans’ childhood to his experience as a prisoner-of-war on the Thailand-Burma Railway as a young man, and later in life, as a respected surgeon and Australian war hero. The Narrow Road to the Deep North is a love story to sustain audiences through the darkest of times, an intimate character study illustrating the strength of the human spirit in the face of adversity, and an investigation into a marriage and an unforgettable love affair.

Jacob Elordi stars in The Narrow Road to the Deep North

Elordi (Euphoria, Saltburn, Priscilla) and Young (Mothering Sunday, Shirley) are joined by an incredible Australian and international all-star cast, with Ciarán Hinds (Belfast) as the older Dorrigo Evans, and Olivia DeJonge (Elvis), Heather Mitchell (Love Me, Upright), Thomas Weatherall (Heartbreak High), Show Kasamatsu (Tokyo Vice), Charles An, and Simon Baker (Limbo, Breath).

New castings for the Australian series include; Essie Davis (Lynette), William Lodder (Rabbit), Eduard Geyl (Jimmy), Christian Byers (Rainbow), Sam Parsonson (Rooster), Reagan Mannix (Bonox), Fabian McCallum (Sheephead), Caelan McCarthy (Chum), David Howell (Tiny), Taki Abe (Colonel Kota), Masa Yamaguchi (Lieutenant Fukuhara), and Akira Fujii (Kenji Mogami).

Jacob Elordi stars in The Narrow Road to the Deep North

The Narrow Road to the Deep North is produced by Curio Pictures, and will be distributed internationally by Sony Pictures Television. Jo Porter and Rachel Gardner from Curio Pictures both serve as executive producers. Justin Kurzel, Shaun Grant and Richard Flanagan are also executive producers, with Alexandra Taussig producing. Major production investment from Screen Australia, with assistance from the NSW Government through Screen NSW’s Made in NSW and PDV Funds.

Since 2019, Prime Video has commissioned 28 Australian Original series in Australia—The Test S1-S3, Making Their Mark, 10 stand-up comedy specials, LOL: Last One Laughing Australia with Rebel Wilson, Back to the Rafters, Luxe Listings Sydney S1 - S3, The Moth Effect, Head Above Water, award-winning feature-length documentary Burning, Kick Like Tayla, Warriors On The Field, Class of ’07, Deadloch, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, the lifestyle special Hugh van Cuylenburg: G.E.M, along with a series of five stand-up comedy specials, Neighbours, Hot Potato: The Story of the Wiggles, Dance Life, Five Blind Dates, and the upcoming The Office.

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