PARKER SAWYERS (Southside With You), TESS HAUBRICH (Bleeding Steel, Necromancer, Wolf Creek Season 2, Alien: Covenant), JACQUELINE McKENZIE (Palm Beach, Romper Stomper, Safe Harbour, Don’t Tell), STEVE TOUSSAINT (Fortitude, Berlin Station, Lewis, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time), STEPHEN CURRY (Hounds of Love, cloudstreet, The King), MARK LEONARD WINTER (Cleverman, Top of the Lake, The Dressmaker) and SACHIN JOAB (Romper Stomper The Series, Jack Irish Season 2, Hotel Mumbai, Lion, Neighbours), head the cast of PINE GAP and are joined by KELTON PELL (Redfern Now, cloudstreet, Gods of Wheat Street, Blue Dog, Three Summers), LEWIS FITZ-GERALD (Hunters, Janet King, Pitch Black, The Boys Are Back), MADELEINE MADDEN (Picnic At Hanging Rock, Mystery Road The Series, Ready For This, Tomorrow When The War Began), ALICE KEOHAVONG (The Rocket), EDWINA WREN (Hunters, Offspring, The Dr Blake Mysteries), JASON CHONG (Guardians of the Tomb, Bite Club, Wolf Creek Season 2, Marco Polo) and SIMONE KESSELL (The Crossing, Of Kings and Profits, Terra Nova, Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities).
Set in the intensely secretive world of intelligence and the enigmatic US/Australia joint defense facility in central Australia, PINE GAP delves into the famously strong alliance between the two countries. With a new global player encroaching, and the world inching closer to war – trust, betrayal, love and loyalty all come into question … what do you do for the liberal world order, what do you do for your country, what do you do for those you love and what do you do for yourself?
Commissioned by Netflix and the ABC, PINE GAP is a Screentime (a Banijay Group company) production – produced by Lisa Scott and Felicity Packard, and executive produced by Rory Callaghan, Bob Campbell and Greg Haddrick and the ABC’s Sally Riley and Brett Sleigh. The international spy thriller was created by showrunner Greg Haddrick and co-writer Felicity Packard and is being directed by Mat King.
With major support from the South Australian Film Corporation and the South Australian State Government the six-hour series is filming across multiple locations in South Australia and the Northern Territory.
Co-creator, executive producer, writer and showrunner Greg Haddrick said: “We are honoured that a cast of this calibre is bringing PINE GAP to life on screen with the direction of Mat King. This project has been four years in the making and it is wonderful that we can now say – we are in production!”
Screentime Executive Chairman Bob Campbell said: “PINE GAP is Screentime’s first project for Netflix and the ABC. It has seen the very best of all our creative resources and personnel brought together to guarantee a timely first class thriller cut straight from today’s headlines.”