Fires S1

17 May 2024

Fires S1

The 2019-20 Australian megafires made headlines around the world. Inspired by true events, the anthology series Fires brings to life just some of the stories of those who lived through the Black Summer – stories of heartbreak, loss and survival but also of heroism, humanity, and community in the midst of unimaginable terror.

With Emmy nominee Michael Rymer (Battlestar Galactica, Hannibal) among the directing team, the six-part series won three Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards, including Best Miniseries. At the Australian Logie Awards, Fires won Outstanding Miniseries, with Richard Roxburgh (Elvis, Mission: Impossible II) named Outstanding Actor and Miranda Otto (Eowyn in The Lord of the Rings films) nominated for Outstanding Actress.

The all-star ensemble cast also boasts the likes of Emmy nominee Anna Torv (Tess in The Last of Us), Teen Choice winner Sam Worthington (Jake in the Avatar films), and AACTA Award winners Eliza Scanlen (Beth in Little Women and Amma in Sharp Objects) and Kate Box (Sergeant Dulcie Collins in Deadloch).