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.
Fast-forward to the 1980s, the series will feature Ciarán Hinds who will play the older Dorrigo, with Heather Mitchell as older Ella. Thomas Weatherall (Frank Gardiner), Show Kasamatsu (Major Nakamura), and Charles An (The Goanna) will 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 in the near future, following the start of production in November 2023.
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: