Australia's far right fighting for attention
Updated 0045 GMT (0845 HKT) September 23, 2017
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Melbourne, Australia (CNN)Australian far right agitator Neil Erikson's latest move might be his most cunning.
The self-proclaimed former neo-Nazi -- found guilty this month of inciting serious contempt for Muslims in an offensive online video -- is launching a new nationalist group called "Patriot Blue."
Patriot Blue is also the name of the fictional far right, anti-Muslim group in the upcoming Romper Stomper TV series, which reunites the director and several cast members from the iconic 1992 film by the same name, and is set to air over the Australian summer. In the movie, neo-Nazis targeted Asian immigrants.
The original film, starring Russell Crowe, created a storm of controversy in Australia and Britain for glorifying Nazi violence, and the sequel has already come under fire for giving a platform to extremists. Erikson hopes that appropriating the name will help him recruit the country's next generation of far right followers.
"People who watch that show will look for something, so they'll google 'Patriot Blue' and there we will be," says Erikson, who has bought two "Patriot Blue" domain names and is already selling T-shirts online.
"The youth follow popular culture so if there's a show that can symbolize some sort of counterculture, whether it's skinheads or patriots, they'll jump on board," Erikson tells CNN.