The Slap set for US premiere

By David Knox on January 26, 2012 / Filed Under News 8

Acclaimed Australian drama series The Slap will have its US premiere next month.

The ABC drama will premiere at 10pm on February 15th on cable network DirecTV. In the past, DirecTV has also screened Underbelly.

It has already sold to Canada, UK, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey, other territories in Eastern Europe and Asia.

The series was produced by Matchbox Pictures, majority owned by NBCU.

The show is expected to feature strongly at next week’s AACTA Awards.


  1. sarah h January 27, 2012 at 9:39 am -

    Great to hear it will debut there soon! I just hope they don’t try to do an American version.

  2. Troy January 27, 2012 at 12:39 am -

    @Mave. Congrats on speaking with many other countries. I guess.

  3. Stan January 26, 2012 at 6:16 pm -

    Just to add, The Slap will air on DirecTV’s general entertainment channel, Audience Network. It’s kinda like Foxtel/Austar’s Fox8 here. They also screened ABC1’s Rake in the US.

  4. Kev January 26, 2012 at 5:34 pm -

    DirecTV is a direct broadcast satellite provider, not a cable network.

  5. Mike Retter January 26, 2012 at 3:15 pm -

    I think it should hold up well. It had some stand out episodes that ventured into cinematic territory.

  6. Jake January 26, 2012 at 1:35 pm -

    This show was sooooo lame. What’s the fuss all about??? It was full of sex nudity and foul language….or was this the “good acting” which many are rambling on about????

  7. Maev....Sydney January 26, 2012 at 1:28 pm -

    Hmmm….it will be interesting to see how this Aussie thing goes over with the Americans…we are the same….but also very different….I talk to many other countries each day….

  8. Leop January 26, 2012 at 11:33 am -

    Well done, there was a lot of excellent acting in this show.

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