Filmed in Melbourne, Victoria, the eight episodes of this series were produced by Tony Ayres, Helen Bowden and Michael McMahon, with Penny Chapman as executive producer.
The Slap is an Australian television drama series produced by Matchbox Pictures for ABC1, screening each Thursday night at 8:30pm in October and November 2011. It is based on ‘The Slap’, a 2008 multi-award winning novel by Australian author Christos Tsiolkas.
The cast of the series includes many Greek- Australian actors, such as Jonathan LaPaglia and Alex Dimitriades.
The series explores what happens when a man slaps a child, who does not belong to him, at a suburban barbecue. Each episode is based upon the viewpoint of different adults who attended the barbecue.