Hey guys, remember that time Russell Crowe played a neo-nazi who spent an entire film beating the shit out of people who looked different to him?
Yeah that was totally a thing, back in the 1992 Aussie film ‘Romper Stomper‘, which 25 years on is coming back to your screens in the form of a new TV series on local streaming service Stan.
The 6-part series will pick up where the film finished (spoiler warning: Rusty carks it at the end so don’t expect any cameos), and sees both Jacqueline McKenzie and Dan Wyllie reprising their roles from the movie which explored ideas of radical right-wing fascism in Australia.
Lachy Hulme, Sophie Lowe, David Wenham and Toby Wallace complete the cast of the series which will be helmed by the original film’s director Geoffrey Wright.
Stan’s Chief Content Officer, Nick Forward is chuffed as heck ahead of production saying:
“With such an extraordinary creative team, Romper Stomper will be unmissable television, as provocative now as the film was in 1992, examining at a personal level the hatred, fear, vengeance and politics hidden in plain sight all around us. Stan is privileged to bring Geoffrey’s prodigious talents to bear on a contemporary exploration of the themes his film tackled so brilliantly.”
Conversations around far-right activism and anti-fascists have indeed risen in response to a tumultuous couple of years of world politics so, there’s definitely some contemporary angles for the show to take.
Production commences this week, with the show premiering on Stan at a yet-to-be-named date. Cop a look at the trailer of the 1992 original below to get the vibes: