ABC and Netflix Nab Screentime for Pine Gap (Redacted)
Screentime, a Banijay Group company, has been commissioned by Netflix and the ABC to produce a six hour drama series entitled ‘Pine Gap’. Created by showrunner Greg Haddrick and co-writer Felicity Packard, the international political thriller is set in and around the enigmatic US/Australia joint defence facility situated in central Australia, and ███████.
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 ███████ and the ██████████████ in 2018.
Set in the world of surveillance and intelligence collection, ‘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 ███████.
The series will be produced by Lisa Scott and Felicity Packard, and executively produced by Screentime’s Bob Campbell, Rory Callaghan, Greg Haddrick, and the ABC’s Sally Riley and Kym Goldsworthy.
Executive Chairman of Screentime, Bob Campbell said “Screentime is delighted that Netflix and the ABC have come together to commission this production that has been in development by the Screentime drama team for a number of years.”
Creator, executive producer, writer and showrunner, Greg Haddrick said, “A compelling work of fiction inspired by modern geo-political tensions, we are delighted to be working with Netflix and the ABC to produce an original concept for a worldwide audience.”
“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.”
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