Picnic at Hanging Rock: Miniseries (2018)


Critic Consensus: Natalie Dormer charms in Picnic at Hanging Rock, a stylish retelling of an Australian classic -- though convoluted sub-plots at times distract from its otherwise tantalizing delights.


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Air date: May 25, 2018
Air date: May 25, 2018
Air date: May 25, 2018
Air date: May 25, 2018
Air date: May 25, 2018
Air date: May 25, 2018

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Appleyard College becomes the epicenter for this mystery when three schoolgirls and a teacher go missing.


Natalie Dormer
as Mrs. Appleyard
Lily Sullivan
as Miranda Reid
Madeleine Madden
as Marion Quade
Samara Weaving
as Irma Leopold
Ruby Rees-Wemyss
as Edith Horton
Inez Curro
as Sara Waybourne
Lola Bessis
as Mademoiselle Dianne de Poitiers
Harrison Gilbertson
as Michael Fitzhubert
Yael Stone
as Miss Dora Lumley
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Critic Reviews for Picnic at Hanging Rock Miniseries

All Critics (50) | Top Critics (18)

There are all sorts of hazards on picnics: wasps, sunburn, sweaty cheese, grassy sandwiches, dogs snatching the sausage rolls. Or, you know, several guests inexplicably vanishing into a geological formation.

Jul 12, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

I'm halfway to being seduced by this swoony confection, which comes in six episodes and with so many blossomy female hormones, you can practically smell them.

Jul 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Languorous as a perfume ad, Picnic at Hanging Rock is certainly atmospheric.

Jul 6, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

If Weir's film was a romantic, surreal, shimmering mystery-Twin Peaks by way of John Keats-the new Hanging Rock is a more Gothic work of horror, revealing the rot that permeates the blooms of the Victorian bouquet.

May 29, 2018 | Full Review…

The story centers around the mysterious disappearances of three schoolgirls and one teacher on Valentine's Day in 1900 and the subsequent investigation, covering its impact on students, families and staff.

May 25, 2018 | Full Review…
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[Natalie] Dormer is the best thing about "Picnic at Hanging Rock..." But she's not the only worthwhile aspect of the miniseries, even if the story may be a bit overextended at six hours.

May 23, 2018 | Full Review…

[It] is a lush, often haunting, immensely satisfying and sometimes tormenting endeavor.

Dec 28, 2018 | Full Review…

The new show addresses awakenings in its own terms.

Sep 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Nonetheless, in its rather po-faced way, Wednesday's episode was intriguing enough to suggest that it might be worth sticking around to find out.

Sep 5, 2018 | Full Review…

You know something bad has happened yet somehow can't rouse yourself above crippling lassitude to attempt to care.

Aug 15, 2018 | Full Review…

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