Foxtel is planning a 6 part series based around the experiences of Australian and British journalists who covered Gallipoli including Charles Bean, Keith Murdoch and Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett.
Sam Worthington’s production company Full Clip will develop the series with Matchbox Pictures (The Slap, in the lead-up to the 100th anniversary of Gallipoli in 2015.
Penny Chapman from Matchbox told The Australian viewing the war from the journalists’ point of view allows the series to explore their characters.
“Each of these guys gives us a different facet of the war, which is not what you get if you do a story on the soldiers,” she said.
Worthington hasn’t yet decided if he will take an acting role in the as-yet unnamed series.
“We wanted to explore the whole campaign in quite a different way and the truth of what went down in Gallipoli, not just what the soldiers went through,” he said.