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You'll Can Now Stream Aussie True Crime Mini-Series 'Catching Milat' on Stan

One of the country's most notorious serial killings returns to the small screen.
By Sarah Ward
March 28, 2019
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You'll Can Now Stream Aussie True Crime Mini-Series 'Catching Milat' on Stan

One of the country's most notorious serial killings returns to the small screen.
By Sarah Ward
March 28, 2019
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Thanks to Serial, Making a MurdererDirty John and Zac Efron's recent role as serial killer Ted Bundy, true crime might feel like a relatively new trend. With all manner of podcasts, shows and movies devoted to the topic these days, the genre is certainly enjoying an extended moment in the spotlight — but grim real-life tales didn't just begin with the case of Adnan Syed.

Around the same time that everyone was obsessing over Serial's first season, Aussie television was turning one of the country's most notorious cases into a two-part drama, with Catching Milat the end result. Dramatising the NSW backpacker murders of 1989–1993, as well as the hunt of now-convicted killer Ivan Milat, it aired on Channel Seven back in May 2015. If you missed it, or you're a new true crime obsessive, it's now on Stan.

You can revisit the mini-series — with Malcom Kennard as Milat, Sacha Horler as his ex-wife Karen, Leeanna Walsman as his sister Shirley, and Richard Cawthorne, Geoff Morrell, David Field and Craig Hall as the cops on the case.

It's worth noting that Catching Milat is a work of drama — and while it's not as fictionalised as Wolf Creek, which writer/director Greg McLean noted was partly inspired by Milat, it's definitely not a documentary either.

Check out the trailer below:

You can watch Catching Milat on Stan here

Updated: May 9, 2019. 

Published on March 28, 2019 by Sarah Ward

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