Netflix has ordered a new political thriller series called PINE GAP. Created by showrunner Greg Haddrick and co-writer Felicity Packard, the six-hour political thriller is set in and around the enigmatic US/Australia joint defence facility situated in central Australia.
“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,” Netflix says.
“Greg Haddrick is a magnificent voice in television in Australia and around the world,” said Elizabeth Bradley, Netflix 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.”
The ABC’s Director of Television David Anderson said: “PINE GAP is shrouded in intrigue for many Australians. It’s the perfect anchor, and a timely subject, for an Australian drama that can resonate both locally and with a global audience. This partnership enables a high-end Australian drama to be produced for all Australians, and for locally produced content to be delivered to an international audience. We look forward to working with all our partners on this new venture.”
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.