The Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC) is getting fans ready and excited for the upcoming Rio Games with ‘Barracuda,’ a new drama series about a teenage swimmer who’s trying to work out his sexuality while training for a spot in the Olympics.
Based on a novel by Christos Tsiolkas, the four-part series stars Elias Anton as star swimmer Danny Kelly.
Here’s ABC’s description of the series:
‘Melbourne 1996. The Golden Age of Australian swimming is beginning and a scholarship to an exclusive boys school brings 16-year-old Danny Kelly one step closer to his ultimate goal – winning Olympic gold.
‘Initially, Danny struggles to find his place in the prestigious social circles of the private boys school. However under the charge of highly regarded coach Frank Torma and a friendship/rivalry with teammate Martin Taylor, Danny is soon on track to become Australia’s youngest swimming champion, the unstoppable Barracuda.
‘Soon, everyone has a stake in Danny’s success and as he swims closer towards gold, he finds himself being drawn into a world where the only thing that matters is winning. When he gets his shot at victory, with all of Australia watching – can the Barracuda live up to everyone’s expectations and realise his dream?’
Watch the show’s trailer here:
‘Barracuda’ debuted in Australia on 10 July and the full series is now available online for you to binge watch – here.
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