A gripping new four-part drama Lambs of God which was partially shot in Tasmania will premiere in Official Competition at the world’s most prestigious television festival, Series Mania, in March.

The Hodgman Liberal Government, through Screen Tasmania, provided $50,000 to Lambs of God, which showcases the rugged Tasmanian wilderness and our unique heritage and landscapes to the world.

Lambs of God, adapted from Marele Day’s novel, follows three nuns living in a dilapidated monastery on an isolated island making for a captivating gothic tale of faith, love and redemption.

The mini-series is led by a stellar cast, including Tasmania’s own international superstar Essie Davis, Emmy Award-winning actress Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale), and emerging stars Jessica Barden and Sam Reid.

The show will compete with nine series from around the world three years after Tasmanian television series The Kettering Incident won the Special Jury Prize at the festival in 2016.

The series will be released on FOX SHOWCASE later this year.

Elise Archer, Minister for the Arts