A mini-series telling the story of Aussie pop-rockers INXS is in production in Melbourne, Australia.
Titled Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS, the series will concentrate on the six members of the band and the artistic and emotional relationship at the heart of INXS, that of Michael Hutchence and Andrew Farriss. The two-part drama traces the band's rise to the top of the international charts, as well as the bitter aftermath of dealing with the loss of singer Michael Hutchence. Production company Shine Australia elaborates: "It promises an authentic, behind the scenes look at what really happened – childhood mates from Sydney who were once the biggest rock and roll band in the world – beyond the music, the lights and the roar of a sell-out crowd."
INXS band members and manager CM Murphy have been involved with pre-production, and the series will have INXS original music. Tim Farriss gives the project his stamp of approval: "I've been spending a lot of time with the cast and I'm amazed," he says. "At times I actually thought Michael was there. It has been all forms of emotions for me – I'm very excited."