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McLeod's Daughter movie just announced 11 years after the TV show

McLeod's Daughter movie just announced 11 years after the TV show

Mcleod's Daughters creator Posie Graeme-Evans has revealed she's working on a feature film set in the world of the show.

The movie is currently in the writing phase after receiving funding from Screen Tasmania and is titled The McLeods of Drovers Run. 

"The story continues," she posted on Instagram. "Yes — it really does... I started writing the story a couple of months ago.

"And I promise, as we develop the story with the very talented screenwriter Emma Jensen... that I'll keep you with us every step of the way. We're just at the beginning, the very beginning, but we're on our way.

"No promises but I have such a good feeling about this. Hope I'm right," she posted, finishing with a praying emoji.

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According to The Mercury, Tasmanian-based Graeme Evans and her team are set to receive $20,00 for the project as part of the Tasmanian Government's $3.5 million Cultural and Creative Industries Stimulus Package in order to help boost the film industry in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Actress Bridie Carter, who played Tess McLeod for six seasons, is delighted by the announcement of a feature film and reposted Graeme Evan's announcement on her Instagram Story.

"I have no words, do I dream or is it really happening? We look forward to it and thank you sooo much!!! We are the best family, MD family," she wrote.

The cult show ran from 2001 until 2009 on the Nine Network and the much-loved drama almost had a reunion back in 2017. This was scrapped due to "creative differences" which had cut short plans to revive the show.