Australian Vampire Hunters Go Into Battle In ‘Firebite’

by Thomas Tuna

Staking a vampire isn’t like tossing a shrimp on the barbie.

The new AMC+ series Firebite takes a whole new approach to the tricky job of hunting down and slaying vampires. The eight-episode series, as reported by, will debut on the streamer Dec. 16, and several images were dropped to get horror fans in the proper holiday mood.

Created, written and directed by Warwick Thornton–alongside Brendan Fletcher and Tony Krawitz–this AMC Studios original production follows two Indigenous Australian hunters, Tyson (Rob Collins) and Shanika (Shantae Barnes-Cowan) on their quest to battle the last colony of vampires in the South Australian desert.

The series–which also stars Yael Stone and Callan Mulvey–is set in a remote desert mining town, according to the official synopsis, which is “a hive for the last vampire stronghold shipped from Britain to Australia in 1788 to eradicate the Indigenous population.”

The vampires “shelter from the sun in the underground mines and tunnels that surround the town, and their numbers are growing. War is coming.” Tyson and Shanika are fighting the good fight, but what hope does “a reckless man and a 17-year-old orphan have to defeat these bloodthirsty parasites, when legions of warriors before them have failed?”

Keep reading Horror News Network for any updates on Firebite on AMC+.

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