|Country of origin||Australia|
|Production company||See-Saw Films|
Firebite is an Australian streaming television drama series created by Warwick Thornton and Brendan Fletcher which premiered on AMC+ on 16 December 2021 and ran for 8 episodes until 3 February 2022.
Set in a remote mining town in the middle of the South Australian desert, the series centers around two Indigenous Australian hunters, Tyson and Shanika, who protect their home Opal City from vampires. Their lives are turned upside down when a former hunter from Tyson’s past shows up informing them the last vampire king has arrived with plans that will shift the balance in their war against the vampires.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date |
|1||"Pest Control"||Warwick Thornton||Unknown||16 December 2021|
|2||"The Last Bloodhunter"||Unknown||Unknown||23 December 2021|
|3||"We Don't Go Down"||Unknown||Unknown||30 December 2021|
|4||"Vampire Mythology Bulls**t"||Unknown||Unknown||6 January 2022|
|5||"I Wanna Go Home"||Unknown||Unknown||13 January 2022|
|6||"The Bastard King"||Unknown||Unknown||20 January 2022|
|7||"Hero's Life"||Unknown||Unknown||27 January 2022|
|8||"The Rise of the Fallen"||Unknown||Unknown||3 February 2022|
In June 2021 AMC Studios greenlit a co-production between AMC Studios and See-Saw Films an 8-part series which is set to be written and directed by Warwick Thornton and Brendan Fletcher. In August, Tony Krawitz joined as a director and AMC+ announced that Yael Stone, Rob Collins and Callan Mulvey would have leading roles. The series will also star Shantae Barnes-Cowan.
The series began filming in August 2021, and is filmed in the traditional Country of the Antakirinja Matu-Yankunytjatjara people of the Western Desert and Kaurna People of the Adelaide Plains in and around Adelaide, the regional town of Coober Pedy, and at the Adelaide Studios in South Australia.
On 7 November 2021, AMC released first look images and announced that the series was scheduled to be released 16 December 2021. In Australia the series will be released via the AMC bundle on both Apple TV and Amazon Prime.
The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reports a 86% approval rating with an average rating of 7.20/10, based on 7 reviews for the first season.