Wild Boys: Season 1

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 04
2011

Episode 1

Follow the lives of four men on the outside of the law in 1860’s outback Australia, as they come up against authority, the rich and greedy, and the weaknesses of their ow…

2 Sep 11
2011

Episode 2

Jack awakes after being shot, to find a shocking discovery at the Ryan farm. Cared for by Mary, he’s almost caught when Fuller raids her pub. But when Jack learns that Jo…

3 Sep 18
2011

Episode 3

Mary’s bar is burnt down as a result of foul play, and Jack decides to rob the Hopetoun Bank to try to help her.

4 Sep 25
2011

Episode 4

With the Hopetoun Cup being run in town, Jack is determined to ride and win the event – and make a nice score by stealing the favourite, painting it up and entering it as…

5 Oct 02
2011

Episode 5

Dan’s past comes back to haunt him when an old girlfriend convinces him to marry her — the gun pointed at his head is very convincing. The Wild Boys are also being threat…

6 Oct 09
2011

Episode 6

With body parts turning up in the bush around Hopetoun, there are rumours that a cannibal is on the loose. When Scanlon pulls a dead woman from the river, he comes to realise t…

7 Oct 16
2011

Episode 7

In the midst of a rum shortage as a result of a spate of hold-ups, which are wrongly blamed on Jack, Fuller convinces Emilia to set the boys up to save Conrad. When the sting g…

8 Oct 23
2011

Episode 8

Just as the Wild Boys are relinquishing their plans to target Hopetoun’s Assayer, they run into Jessie, a disarming female bushranger with a taste for risk-taking. She co…

9 Oct 30
2011

Episode 9

Mary’s thrilled to have her younger brother Ben come to town. He’s fun, charming and a great uncle to Tommy. But Ben has other reasons for coming to Hopetoun, and t…

10 Nov 06
2011

Episode 10

When the Butlers target farmer George, he seeks the Wild Boys’ help. While fighting off the Butlers’ assault, Jack realises that Frank Butler was also part of the o…

11 Nov 13
2011

Episode 11

When Conrad comes into possession of a map, the race is on for the gold. Breaking away with Mad Dog Morgan, one of the baddest bushrangers roaming the wild, Conrad is soon purs…

12 Nov 20
2011

Episode 12

Ruby is murdered and it seems it all has to do with the Old East Road. It is not clear if she was killed by her ‘lover’ Fuller or mistaken for Catherine who has inh…

13 Nov 20
2011

Episode 13

Facing the rope, the Wild Boys are offered a reprieve by Fife — rescue Emilia from the Butler Gang and he’ll pardon them. Conrad is held back however, to ensure they don&…

About Wild Boys

In Hopetoun there are few rules… And even fewer willing to follow them.

In this town moral codes are muddied by circumstance and opportunity. There’s gold for the taking, cash being splashed and power wielded ruthlessly with little regard for right and wrong. It’s hard to know the good guys from the bad when guns, blades and fists speak louder than any law.

This is the world of the Wild Boys, a high-energy adventure series about a gang of bushrangers whose charisma is as captivating and entertaining as their extreme exploits in the Australian bush.

Set in 1860s NSW at the frontier – where gold has lured the opportunistic away from the still fledgling main colonies, – Wild Boys follows four men on the outside of the law as they come up against authority, the rich and greedy and the foibles of their own hearts.

Daniel MacPherson (City Homicide) and Zoe Ventoura (Packed to the Rafters) star alongside a stellar Australian cast that includes Michael Dorman, David Field, Jeremy Sims, Christopher Stollery, Nathaniel Dean, Anna Hutchison and newcomer Alexander England.

Jack, Dan, Conrad and Captain Gunpowder are the Wild Boys.

Jack wants enough gold to head west, buy land and settle down with Mary, Hopetoun’s publican, butcher and brothel owner.

Dan wants enough gold to head west and buy women (any women, really).

Captain Gunpowder just wants to have fun with Jack, Dan and his cache of explosives (and maybe win the heart of a certain school teacher).

And Conrad doesn’t really care about money; he just wants to elope with the mayor’s daughter Emilia.

The Wild Boys are making plans for the future, but for now they will have to make do with each other – staging hold-ups and keeping one step ahead of traps, trackers, and other outlaws.

The question is: Are they smart enough to stay ahead of Fuller, Fife and Scanlon (each of whom has a very good reason to want the Wild Boys dead)?
Wild Boys is a Southern Star Entertainment Production for Channel Seven produced in association with Screen Australia and Screen NSW. Julie McGauran and Sarah Smith (Southern Star) are producing, with Seven’s Head of Drama, John Holmes.

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