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Jacob Elordi Leads The Cast Of New Series, The Narrow Road To The Deep North

Another TV adaptation is on the way.

The new Australian Original series The Narrow Road to the Deep North, which is based on Richard Flanagan’s Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name, is officially on its way.

With talents like Jacob Elordi, Ciarán Hinds and Odessa Young at the helm, the series promises to be a “cinematic, visceral, and undeniable contemporary love story,” according to Sarah Christie, the senior development executive at Amazon MGM Studios.

The Narrow Road to the Deep North also explores “the power of mateship and the strength of the human spirit in the face of adversity,” with production having taken place in New South Wales, Australia.

So, to brush up your knowledge on the book that inspired it all, find out who else is in the cast and see where to watch the new series, scroll on for everything you need to know.

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The five-part drama series was filmed in New South Wales. (Credit: Prime Video)

What is the summary of The Narrow Road to the Deep North?

Set against the shadows of World War II, the series tells the epic story of Lieutenant Dorrigo Evans, and how his all-too-brief love affair with Amy Mulvaney shaped his life – as per the official synopsis.

The story is told over multiple time periods, starting 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,” it reads.

Who is in the cast of The Narrow Road to the Deep North?

Jacob Elordi returns to Australia to play the lead role of the younger Dorrigo Evans (1940s) and is joined by other cast members including Odessa Young as Amy Mulvaney, Olivia DeJonge as younger Ella, and Simon Baker as Keith.

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Jacob Elordi stars as Dorrigo Evans. (Credit: Prime Video)

Fast-forward to the 1980s, the series features Ciarán Hinds as the older Dorrigo, with Heather Mitchell as the older Ella. Thomas Weatherall (Frank Gardiner), Show Kasamatsu (Major Nakamura), and Charles An (The Goanna) also join the cast.

Where to watch The Narrow Road to the Deep North in Australia

The new five-part drama series, adapted by writer Shaun Grant and directed by Justin Kurzel, will launch on Prime Video in Australia.

No release date has been announced just yet but the series is expected to hit our screens soon, following the start of production in November 2023.

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Where to read The Narrow Road to the Deep North book

To read the book that inspired the series, here’s exactly where you can shop for a copy of The Narrow Road to the Deep North in Australia:

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