Based on the provocative novel by acclaimed writer, Christos Tsiolkas, and re-uniting key creatives who brought us "The Slap", Barracuda is an unflinching look at Australia's national obsession with sporting heroes. It's a brutal clash of cultures, dreams and expectations and the relentless demands we place on our young athletes, their families, schools, friends and coaches.
Danny Kelly is a talented swimmer attends a prestigious Melbourne private school on a sporting scholarship. Working class, half Greek and half Scottish, he cops his fair share of harassment from the privileged students. Danny yearns to win swimming gold at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. He is taken under the wing of highly regarded coach, Frank Torma and develops a friendship/rivalry with teammate Martin Taylor which inspire Danny to become Australia's youngest swimming champion.
Rating: 7.90/10 (avg out of 843 votes)
Barracuda Airs: Sunday
Barracuda Status: Ended
BARRACUDA - General Information
Series Premiere: July 10, 2016 Classification: Scripted Genre: Action | Drama | Sport Network: ABC Airs: Sunday at 08:40 pm Runtime: 60 Minutes