“A universal tale of immigration, the story of an ordinary man’s journey to a strange and distant country, seeking a better life for his family.”
A man leaves his wife and child in an impoverished town, seeking better prospects in an unknown country on the other side of a vast ocean. He eventually finds himself in a bewildering city of foreign customs, peculiar animals, curious floating objects and indecipherable languages. With nothing more than a suitcase and a handful of currency, the immigrant must find a place to live, food to eat and some kind of gainful employment. He is helped along the way by sympathetic strangers, each carrying their own unspoken history: stories of struggle and survival in a world of incomprehensible violence, upheaval and hope.
Based on Shaun Tan’s critically acclaimed wordless graphic novel, The Arrival is intended to be uniquely entertaining Event TV Series that appeals to a family audience combining live action with animation to create a world that will fill the audience with awe and wonder.
Format: 5x 1 hour Event Series
Producers: Sophie Byrne, Nick Batzias, Justin Kurzel
Creative Executive: Shaun Tan
Director: Justin Kurzel
Executive Producer: Nick Wechsler
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