The BBC this week acquired the rights for the Australian crime drama Black Snow.

The six-part series, which was originally produced for Stan, features the likes of Travis Fimmel (Vikings) and follows the story surrounding the murder of Isabelle Baker in a small Australian town. 

Ahead of its release in the UK, here is everything you need to know about Black Snow, the crime drama the BBC said would have you gripped right until the very end.

What is Black Snow about?

The BBC, describing the plot of the series, said: "A small-town Australian high-school gathers for the ceremonial opening of a time-capsule buried by a class some 20 years ago, shortly after the murder of class-member Isabelle Baker.

"Isabelle’s family and the police are shocked when the capsule is opened to reveal cryptic messages in Isabelle’s written statement.

"These messages and other long-lost items suggest Isabelle had known she was in danger in the days leading to her murder.

"The case is re-opened causing heartache for the family and raising questions that certain people would rather not answer."

Head of BBC Programme Acquisition, Sue Deeks, added: "Australia’s South Sea Island community is the fascinating setting for this dark and haunting murder mystery – its twists and turns will keep viewers guessing until the very end."

The cast of Black Snow

The cast of six-part Australian Crime drama, Black Snow includes:

  • Travis Fimmel (Vikings)
  • Jemmason Power
  • Talijah Blackman-Corowa
  • Eden Cassady
  • Seini Willett
  • Gulliver McGrath (Dark Shadows, Lincoln)

Where to watch Black Snow in the UK

The BBC acquired the rights to Black Snow this week. 

Viewers will be able to watch Black Snow on BBC Four and iPlayer, although a release date is yet to be set.