Search SAFC


News & Events

Firebite gets Australian release via new AMC streaming bundle

09 November 2021
Shantae Barnes-Cowan as Shanika in Firebite, Photo Credit: Ian Routledge/AMC+
Shantae Barnes-Cowan as Shanika in Firebite, Photo Credit: Ian Routledge/AMC+

Australian fans will be able to watch Warwick Thornton‘s exciting new South Australian filmed vampire series Firebite via Apple TV and Amazon Prime thanks to a new Aussie streaming bundle launched today by US network AMC.

Available immediately, AMC+ features AMC’s slate of original programming arriving for the first time in Australia, including AMC and See-Saw Films series Firebite, which premieres in the US on 16 December.

AMC+ also offers full access to AMC Networks’ targeted streaming services Acorn TV and Shudder.

In the official announcement out today AMC+ general manager Courtney Thomasma said the bundle offered “thousands of hours” of acclaimed and award-winning series.

“With exclusive AMC+ Originals like The Beast Must Die, Ultra City Smiths, Firebite and Anna along with access to the incredible line-ups from Shudder and Acorn TV, the bundle brings thrilling, thought-provoking stories and iconic characters together through one subscription.

“We are excited to bring our slate of original programming directly to Australian audiences for the first time through Apple TV channels and Prime Video Channels.”

Last week AMC released the first images from Firebite, showing stars Yael Stone (Orange is the New Black), Rob Collins (Cleverman, Extraction), Callan Mulvey (Avengers: End Game) and First Nations actor Shantae Barnes-Cowan as vampires and their hunters in the South Australian desert.

Filmed at the SAFC’s Adelaide Studios and in Coober Pedy in the South Australian Outback, the original eight-episode series is created, directed and written by Thornton (Samson and Delilah, Sweet Country) alongside Brendan Fletcher (Mad Bastards), with Tony Krawitz (The Tall Man, Dead Europe) joining as director. The series is produced by South Australian producer Paul Ranford (Stateless, True History of the Kelly Gang) alongside Indigenous filmmaker Dena Curtis (Elements, Grace Beside Me), who is co-producing.

« Back to News