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Shae Killey3 years ago

Are you a sucker for Australian TV shows? If so, you'll barely want to leave your lounge room this year!

2016 brings with it a blockbuster list of new Australian dramas, biopics, game shows, sitcoms and reality TV shows that is sure to have you glued to the screen. The battle for the remote could get ugly!

Check out the 10 most anticipated shows of 2016:

1. Wolf Creek (Stan)

Just when you think you’re safe, another instalment of Wolf Creek hits Australian screens. The infamous crazed serial killer Mick Taylor is back and ready to send shivers down your spine once again.

Don’t expect to see this 6-part drama series on free-to-air however, as it will only be available to Stan subscribers.

Check out the Wolf Creek trailer below:

Video courtesy of Stan

Cast: Lucy Fry, Andy McPhee, Matt Levett & John Jarratt

2. Australian Survivor (Channel 10)

Survivor lovers will be happy to hear that this popular series is being revived on Australian shores, after almost 10 years. While Australian versions of the series have never really gone gangbusters, it looks a lot safer this year in the hands of Channel 10.

If our love for I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here is any indication of our fascination for survival-based reality shows, then Australian Survivor is sure to get plenty of attention.

Cast: TBA

3. Wanted (Channel 7)

What is a night of Australian TV drama without Rebecca Gibney? Wanted is the former Gold Logie winner’s brainchild. She stars and produces in this Thelma-and-Louise-style drama series based on 2 strangers who are prime suspects in a murder.

It’s a big directional change for Packed To The Rafters star, but it’s guaranteed to get a big audience—after all, everything she touches turns to gold!

Check out the Wanted trailer below:

Video courtesy of TVTonight

4. Brock: The Story Of An Australian Legend (Channel 10)

Peter Brock
Peter Brock doing what he loved

The untold story of the late great Peter Brock will be brought to life in this much-anticipated biopic. Matthew Le Nevez (better known for his role as Dr Patrick Reid in The Offspring) has been given the task of portraying one of Australia’s most highly regarded and successful race drivers.

Check out the promo for Brock: The Story Of An Australian Legend

Cast: Matthew Le Nevez, Ella Scott Lynch, Steve Bisley & Natalie Bassingthwaighte

5. The Secret Daughter (Channel 7)

Jessica Mauboy
Star of The Secret Daughter, Jessica Mauboy

The Secret Daughter is Jessica Mauboy’s long-awaited TV drama debut. The show has been specifically written for the Aussie singer songwriter, as she plays a part-time country pub singer whose life is completely changed after meeting a wealthy hotel manager. The show promises to have plenty of great music, romance and plot twists.

Whether you’re fan of Jessica Mauboy or just a sucker for Australian dramas, you’re sure to enjoy this soon-to-be smash hit.

Cast: Jessica Mauboy 

6. Kiss Bang Love (Channel 7)

If you love shows like The Bachelor or A Farmer Wants A Wife, then you’ll be happy to hear a new dating show is coming to Australian shores. Kiss Bang Love gives contestants the opportunity to kiss—and even sleep—their way to finding the perfect partner.

Is this an ideal way of finding the future love of your life? Tune in and find out for yourself!

7. You’re Back In The Room

Daryl Somers is back on our TV screens, hosting a hilarious new game show involving hypnotism and cash prizes. Need we say more?

You’re Back In The Room has been a hit in the UK and is sure to rate well when it hits our screens in 2016.

Check out the You’re Back In The Room audience call promo below:

Video courtesy of All Australian Television

8. The Wrong Girl (Channel 10)

jessica marais
Star of The Wrong Girl, Jessica Marais

Zoe Foster Blake’s award-winning book The Wrong Girl is being adapted into a much-anticipated TV series. A perfect blend of romance, comedy and drama, The Wrong Girl follows the producer of a cooking show as she deals with workplace challenges, awkward dates, needy parents and tricky friendships.

If the books are any indication, the show will get you laughing out loud in your lounge room. Did we mention it’s starring Packed To The Rafters glamour girl Jessica Marais?

Find out more about The Wrong Girl.

9. Cleverman (ABC)

Featuring Game Of Thrones star Iain Glen (Sir Jorah Mormont) and an 80% Indigenous Australian cast, Cleverman is easily one of the biggest and most unique shows coming to the ABC in 2016. Set in the near future, this 6-part drama series follows 2 Indigenous brothers as they fight for survival against non-humans and otherworldly Dreamtime creatures.

Take a look at the Cleverman trailer below:

Video courtesy ABC TV

10. Tomorrow When The War Began (ABC 3)

Based on the popular novel by John Marsden, Tomorrow When The War Began follows a group of 8 kids who, after returning from a camping trip, unexpectedly find themselves in the middle of a war. Prepare to have your heartstrings tugged!

If you loved the novels, you just can’t miss this 6-part series!

Check out the Tomorrow When The War Began trailer below:

Video courtesy of abc3

Cast: Narek Arman, Fantine Banulski, Alison Bell, Sibylla Budd, Andrew Creer & Deborah Mailman

Disagree? Let us know your most anticipated Australian TV shows for 2016!