Pine Gap cast announced
Parker Sawyers, Tess Haubrich, Jacqueline McKenzie & Stephen Curry in new ABC / Netflix drama filming in Adelaide.
A diverse cast has been announced for the ABC / Netflix drama Pine Gap, currently filming in Adelaide.
Parker Sawyers (Southside With You), Tess Haubrich (Alien: Covenant, Wolf Creek Season 2), Jacqueline McKenzie (Safe Harbour, Romper Stomper, 4400), Steve Toussaint (Fortitude, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time), Stephen Curry (Hounds of Love, The King, Cloudstreet), Mark Leonard Winter (Cleverman, Top of the Lake) and Sachin Joab (Lion, Jack Irish).
They are joined by Kelton Pell (Redfern Now, Cloudstreet), Lewis Fitz-Gerald (Janet King, Hunters), Madeleine Madden (Picnic At Hanging Rock, Mystery Road The Series), Alice Keohavong (The Rocket), Edwina Wren (Hunters, Offspring) Jason Chong (Guardians of the Tomb, Wolf Creek Season 2) and Simone Kessell (The Crossing, Of Kings and Profits).
ABC Head of Scripted Production Sally Riley says, “We are thrilled with the seriously diverse cast assembled to bring this bold and compelling drama to life. Pine Gap is an ambitious, world class series, that will capture the imagination of audiences both here in Australia and around the world.”
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.”
The six-part series is set to screen later in the year on ABC.
Set in the intensely secretive world of intelligence and the enigmatic US/Australia joint defence 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?
Production Credits: A Screentime Production, financed by Netflix and ABC, in association with the South Australian Film Corporation with additional funding support from Screen Territory. Produced by Lisa Scott and Felicity Packard. Executive Producers Bob Campbell, Rory Callaghan and Greg Haddrick. ABC Executive Producers Sally Riley and Brett Sleigh.