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Safe Harbour Coming to U.S. as a Hulu Original


The Australian drama Safe Harbour is the latest internationally produced series to join Hulu’s slate of originals.

Safe Harbour tells the story of five Australians on a yachting holiday whose vacation takes a disastrous turn when they come across a broken-down fishing boat, full of desperate asylum seekers. The Australians decide to help, towing the refugees, but when they wake the next morning the fishing boat is gone. Five years later, they meet some of the refugees again and learn the truth that someone cut the rope between the two boats and, as a result, seven people died when the boat sank. As each group struggles to find the truth and old secrets come to light, one question hangs over it all: who cut the rope?

Thanks to deal with NBCUniversal Television and New Media Distribution, the four-part event drama will make its debut on Hulu on August 24. The series is produced by NBCUniversal International Studios’ Matchbox Pictures (The Family Law, Secret City, Seven Types of Ambiguity, Wanted, Barracuda) with production funding from Screen Australia, in association with Screen Queensland.

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