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A Netflix original filmed in South Australia? Yes please!

The secret is out… Netflix and the ABC have announced that filming for a thrilling new series, Pine Gap, has begun in Adelaide, South Australia.

With major support from the South Australian Film Corporation and the South Australian State Government, this is just the beginning of content creation for streaming services in Australia and another example of exciting developments in NEW South Australia.

With an excellent line-up of actors including, Parker Sawyers (Southside With You), Tess Haubrich (Alien: Covenant, Wolf Creek Season 2) and Jacqueline McKenzie (Safe Harbour, Romper Stomper, 4400) the show is generating a lot of hype both in Australia and around the globe.

The six-part series takes its name from the real-life intelligence facility in central Australia. The drama is focused around the organisation and the joint operation between the US and Australia, delving into the famously strong relationship. The plot thickens as a new power encroaches on the old-world order, trust, betrayal, love and loyalty all come into question.

“Having an original series in production from global streaming giant Netflix in South Australia is a testament to the strength of the screen sector here,” said Jack Snelling, South Australia’s Minister for the Arts.

“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 a hundred local crew joining this production.”

The South Australian Film Corporation’s CEO Annabelle Sheehan said, “Pine Gap strengthens the relationship between South Australia and the massive Netflix audience, projecting our State around the world.”

Adelaide’s role in building Australia’s film production industry goes hand in hand with the recent emergence of Technicolour. The global entertainment giant plans to open AU$26m studio in Adelaide, propelling the city to become Australia’s visual effects capital. Read more here.

The series is set to air later this year. We will proudly be watching the beautiful South Australian scenery on our screens.

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Parker Sawyers as GUS & Tess Haubrich as JASMINA. PINE GAP. Photo by Lisa Tomasetti

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PINE GAP. Photo by Lisa Tomasetti