ABC pairs with Netflix for new Aussie drama

14 September 2017

ABC has announced today it will be pairing with streaming giant Netflix in producing a new Australian drama series.

Created by showrunner Greg Haddrick and co-writer Felicity Packard, PINE GAP, is an international political thriller is set in and around the enigmatic US/Australia joint defence facility situated in central Australia.

With major support from the South Australian Film Corporation and the South Australian State Government, PINE GAP will commence pre-production in Adelaide in November and will film across multiple locations in South Australia and the Northern Territory in 2018. Set in the secretive world of intelligence, PINE GAP exposes the stress inflicted on nations and individuals when ultimate loyalty is under threat, and true motives endanger the famously strong American/Australian joint military alliance through conflicting interests, personal ideals … and one tragic mistake.

South Australia’s Minister for the Arts, Jack Snelling said: "Having an original series in production from global streaming giant NETFLIX in South Australia is testament to the strength of the screen sector here. PINE GAP brings with it a multi-million dollar investment in the State and significant job and career opportunities for our world-class crews, with nearly 100 local crew joining this production. Production of PINE GAP will take advantage of the wide range of exceptional locations South Australia has to offer.”

A Screentime production, PINE GAP is financed by Netflix and the ABC, in association with the South Australian Film Corporation. Additional financial support is being provided by a grant from Screen Territory.