The idea of Wastelander Panda was conceived by Victoria Cocks and Marcus McKenzie during a university lecture in 2011. A joke at first, the concept became more serious over time, and they began to entertain the idea of a TV series. Victoria, a first time writer/director, teamed up with Producer Kirsty Stark and DOP Vivyan Madigan at Epic Films to develop the concept further.
Previous Wastelander Panda content has been released in two stages:
- The Wastelander Panda Prologue, released on January 24th, 2012.
- Three short films, released on May 27th, 2013.
A new series of six episodes will screen on ABC iView from September 20th, and internationally soon afterwards.
Information relating to the 2013 series can be found here in the Archives: