Foxtel dominated the Drama wins at the Logie Awards on Sunday but the production dramas on Picnic at Hanging Rock are at risk of upstaging the storyline, following recent events.
The FremantleMedia production is now onto its third producer following the resignation of Ewan Burnett.
The well-regarded Burnett joined the production in January, replacing Antonia Barnard, but resigned earlier this month.
It follows industry furore last year when the Australian Directors Guild challenged a decision to hire Canadian Director Larysa Kondracki over local talent. The backlash is understood to have angered Foxtel, before parties resolved by adding a third director alongside Kondracki and Aussie Michael Rymer.
FremantleMedia denied there were rumblings on set, with a spokesperson telling TV Tonight, “Producer Antonia Barnard established the production and the key creative team before having to leave for personal reasons.
“Ewan Burnett stepped in to the role to kick-start production and now FMA’s Head of Production – Drama, Brett Popplewell, will grow his existing responsibilities with Picnic At Hanging Rock and assume the role of Producer.
“Brett was previously the Line Producer of Wentworth.”
The series, which features Lola Bessis, Yael Stone, Anna McGahan, Sibylla Budd, Dony Hany & Marcus Graham, is due to air later this year.