The South Australian government is teaming up with Netflix for a new political thriller

Matt Sayer 14 September 2017 NEWS

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Adelaide will play host to the upcoming drama based on US-Australia relations.

Netflix is taking a trip Down Under for a new political drama series, and it's joining forces with the South Australian government to produce it.

Screentime, the Australian TV production company responsible for Aussie hits like Underbelly and Wolf Creek, will be producing the six-hour miniseries focusing on the joint US/Australian defence facility located in the middle of the country.

Titled Pine Gap, the series will explore the secretive world of national intelligence and the dangers that threaten America and Australia's co-operative defence initiatives. Greg Haddrick, Screentime's award-winning writer, is creating, writing and producing the show alongside Felicity Packard, Lisa Scott and Bob Campbell.

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"Greg Haddrick is a magnificent voice in television in Australia and around the world," said Elizabeth Bradley, Netflix's Vice President of Content. "We can’t wait for Greg to bring Pine Gap's story of secrecy and deceit to Netflix members around the world."

Pine Gap will begin pre-production in Adelaide this November, with filming commencing in 2018 across parts of South Australia and the Northern Territory.

In other Aussie streaming news, I'm Dying Up Here is getting a second season exclusive to Stan, and Apple's new 4K Apple TV is on its way Down Under later this month.


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