Bali 2002

Published Tue 07 Mar 2023

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Bali 2002

ITVX confirms that Bali 2002, the new series that explores the terrorist attacks on the Indonesian island 20 years ago, will stream exclusively on ITVX from 16 March.

Bali 2002 is an inspiring and emotional four-part drama that explores how everyday heroes from Bali, Australia and beyond, defied the odds to bring order from chaos and hope from despair during the 2002 Bali bombings.

Co-produced by Banijay labels Endemol Shine Australia and Screentime for Stan and 9Network in Australia, and distributed internationally by Banijay Rights, the series was developed in consultation with those directly impacted by the tragedy.

On October 12, 2002, the island paradise of Bali was shattered by a terrorist attack on two of Kuta Beach’s busiest nightclubs. Both the local Balinese, and international tourists scrambled to escape, to rescue the injured and to comfort the dying. Australian and Indonesian authorities not only mobilised to evacuate survivors and identify victims, but to hunt down those responsible.

Amidst this chaos, heroes arose to defy the odds from the most unlikely places and cultures united in the search for healing, justice and- meaning.

Bali 2002 features a stellar cast led by AACTA Award-winner Rachel Griffiths (Total Control, The Wilds), Richard Roxburgh (Catherine The Great, The Crown), Claudia Jessie (Bridgerton), Sean Keenan (Glitch, Wake In Fright), Ewen Leslie (Pieces Of Her, The Luminaries), Srisacd Sacdpraseuth (Mystery Road, The Code), Arka Das (Top Of The Lake, Lion) and newcomer Sri Ayu Jati Kartika.


Series Outline

12th October 2002, the island of Bali is shattered by a terrorist attack on two of Kuta Beach’s busiest nightclubs.

Local Balinese and the mainly Australian and British tourists scramble to rescue the injured and comfort the dying. Australian and Indonesian authorities mobilise to evacuate survivors, identify victims and investigate what really took place. Amidst this chaos, heroes arise from the most unlikely places and cultures unite in the search for healing, justice and meaning.

Victims struggle to rebuild their broken lives as the Indonesian and Australian security forces face a clear and present danger – they must work together to capture the terrorists before they strike again. But even if justice can be achieved, can it bring true healing and redemption?



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