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All six episodes of Foxtel's highly anticipated new drama Picnic at Hanging Rock are to be made available to stream from 6 May, the Australian pay-TV operator has announced.

Picnic at Hanging Rock 19 April 2018This will be the first time a new local production has been made available on-demand in its entirety when launched on Foxtel.

The supernatural drama follows the mythical disappearance of three schoolgirls and their governess in the landscape around Australia's Macedon Ranges. It opened the TV section of the Berlin Film Festival to critical acclaim, and is to screen this month at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

"Foxtel is incredibly proud of this ground-breaking event series and we're sure viewers will embrace the brilliant performances and superbly crafted six episodes that re-imagines an iconic Australian story," said Brian Walsh, Foxtel's executive director of television.

Foxtel subscribers will be able to binge watch the whole series via Foxtel Now, On Demand or through Internet-connected iQ set-top boxes. They can also watch weekly on the Showcase channel from 6 May.

"This is the first time that we will drop all episodes at once for a Foxtel Original Series. We think it's a great message. We are putting customers first and giving them the choice to watch it either weekly, on a Sunday night, or all at once and anytime it suits them. It really is gifting the scheduling to the viewer and letting them decide what suits. This is the way the world is watching drama," said Walsh.

Picnic at Hanging Rock, produced by FremantleMedia Australia, has already been acquired by Amazon Prime Video in the US, the BBC for the UK, Canal+ in France and SKY New Zealand's premium entertainment channel SoHo. It is set to premiere on each of these platforms this year.

A re-working of Joan Lindsay's novel, Picnic at Hanging Rock stars British actress Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones) along with Australians Lily Sullivan, Samara Weaving, Madeleine Madden and Ruby Rees.

Kylie Minogue's Confide In Me has been remixed for the show's new trailer, which is narrated by the mysterious school mistress Hester Appleyard (played by Dormer).