Here's Your First Look at Jacob Elordi's New Australian Miniseries 'The Narrow Road to the Deep North'

The five-part Prime Video series also stars Odessa Young, Olivia DeJonge, Simon Baker, Thomas Weatherall and Ciarán Hinds.
Sarah Ward
March 20, 2024

Euphoria isn't returning until 2025, but it isn't the only series starring Jacob Elordi that you have to look forward to. Also on the way: The Narrow Road to the Deep North, which was first announced in 2023, and has now just dropped a couple of images to give viewers — and Saltburn fans, of course — an initial sneak peek.

Pre-Euphoria, Saltburn and Priscilla — and before the three Kissing Booth films also helped boost his career first — Elordi scored his first on-screen acting credit beyond short films in Aussie movie Swinging Safari. Since then, however, the Brisbane-born talent has largely focused on working overseas. So The Narrow Road to the Deep North is a rarity of late on his resume, with the actor returning home to film the a new five-part streaming drama series.

Elordi leads the cast for the series, which makes the leap to Prime Video from the page, adapting Richard Flanagan's Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name. Also featuring among the show's starry lineup of talent: Olivia DeJonge, fresh from playing Priscilla Presley in Baz Luhrmann's Elvis; her The Staircase co-star Odessa Young; Limbo and Boy Swallows Universe's Simon Baker; Heartbreak High's Thomas Weatherall; Love Me's Heather Mitchell; Belfast's Ciarán Hinds; Show Kasamatsu (Tokyo Vice); and Charles An (Last King of the Cross).

Prime Video has also revealed that filming has ended on the series — and advised that more cast members, such as Essie Davis (One Day), William Lodder (Love Me), Eduard Geyl (Born to Spy) and Christian Byers (Bump), are co-starring as well.

The project's impressive talent extend behind the camera, with The Narrow Road to the Deep North hailing from Snowtown, True History of the Kelly Gang and Nitram collaborators Justin Kurzel and Shaun Grant. Kurzel directs, while Grant is on adaptation duties — and both are also executive producing.

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic for HBO via Getty Images, supplied by Prime Video.

Elordi shares the role of Dorrigo Evans with Hinds, playing the younger version of the character in a tale that jumps between different time periods. The Narrow Road to the Deep North's protagonist is a Lieutenant who becomes a prisoner of war on the Thailand-Burma Railway. His story encompasses becoming a surgeon and war hero, and a life-changing stint of falling in love with Amy Mulvaney (Young).

DeJonge and Baker feature with Elordi and Young in the show's 40s-set segments, where World War II obviously casts a shadow. Hinds hops in when the series gets to the 80s, which is where Mitchell, Weatherall, Kasamatsu and An will pop up as well.

Exactly when the series will hit your streaming queue hasn't been announced yet, but add it to your future must-watch list anyway.

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The Narrow Road to the Deep North doesn't yet have a release date, but will stream via Prime Video — we'll update you with more details when they're announced.

Images: Prime Video.

Published on March 20, 2024 by Sarah Ward
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