Wanted looks set for NZ filming


Seven could be showcasing more of New Zealand in its local dramas.

TV Tonight understands Wanted will be filming part of its second season in the land of the long white cloud.

Producer, co-creator and star Rebecca Gibney is currently in NZ adding picturesque shots to Instagram (below) -a spot of location hunting perhaps? Seven declined to confirm specific details for the next season.

The series, produced by Matchbox Pictures in conjunction with R & R Productions, begins principal photography in late September.

“We are beyond excited with the commissioning of the second series of Wanted. Geri (Hakewill, co-star) and I get on like a house on fire so we can’t wait to return to life on the run. She’s the perfect partner in crime,” she said.

Seven’s Head of Drama, Julie McGauran, said: “We are delighted to announce the second season of Wanted. Clearly, audiences fell in love with the humour, warmth and sense of adventure that is the heart of the series.”

Matchbox Pictures Managing Director, Chris Oliver-Taylor, added: “Matchbox is thrilled to be working with R & R and Channel Seven as we continue the journey of Chelsea and Lola into a second season, helping bring to life Rebecca’s and Richard’s amazing characters and story.”

Gibney’s former Packed to the Rafters co-star Erik Thomson returns in NZ-filmed 800 Words on Tuesday August 23rd.



  1. The last time we saw them in Cairns or further up there and Lola’s son was abducted in the finale. Why New Zealand? Is the son held hostage in NZ? That’s the question.

  2. Mr game show fan

    I feel that NZ filmed shows should not count towards local quota. Local quota needs to be defined as an Australian show, made in Australia 100% of the time with an Australian film crew.

    • I agree whole-heartedly with Mr. Game Show Fan! NZ is not Australia, and therefore does not qualify for local quota. There should be more Australian shows, made 100% in Australia, giving Australian crews and actors much needed work.

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